By America's Health Rankings, 09/09/2019

Obesity Through the Years

Obesity is a major health concern in the United States, impacting nearly one in three adults. In the 30 years that America’s Health Rankings has been compiling public health information, the prevalence of obesity climbed by more than 170 percent. In 1990, 11.6 percent of American adults were obese. Today, that percentage has risen to

By America's Health Rankings, 02/15/2019

Using America’s Health Rankings as a Resource

Interview with Dr. Anna Schenck, University of North Carolina The America’s Health Rankings team spoke with Dr. Anna Schenck of the University of North Carolina to learn how she uses the resources and data provided at Dr. Schenck serves as Professor of the Practice and Director of the Public Health Leadership Program at the

By America's Health Rankings, 01/31/2019

Interview with Dr. David Lakey, University of Texas System

Using America’s Health Rankings Resources at the State Level The America’s Health Rankings team spoke with Dr. David Lakey of the University of Texas System to learn how he uses the resources and data provided at Dr. Lakey serves a dual role as the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at

By America's Health Rankings, 12/12/2018

Our Nation’s Health: Obesity Rate at All-Time High; Childhood Poverty Continues to Decline

Our Nation’s Health: Obesity Rate at All-Time High; Childhood Poverty Continues to Decline Hawaii is the healthiest state in 2018; Louisiana faces most challenges New tool helps states understand key health insights to improve their overall rank MINNETONKA, Minn. – The nation’s obesity rate has reached the highest-ever level this year, according to the United

By America's Health Rankings, 05/18/2018

New Report on Senior Health Shows Rural Health Disparities Persist, Suicide Rates Are Up

New Report on Senior Health Shows Rural Health Disparities Persist, Suicide Rates Are Up Report quantifies poorer health outcomes among seniors in rural areas Suicide rates are up 12 percent among seniors nationally since the 2014 edition Social isolation is associated with poor health status and higher mortality, research shows Utah is healthiest state for

By America's Health Rankings, 05/09/2017

Preparing for Health Care Costs in Retirement: An America’s Health Rankings Issue Brief

With health care expenditures expected to exceed $3.5 trillion in 2017 and grow by an average of 5.6 percent each year through 2025, health care affordability is a growing concern for individuals and families. America’s Health Rankings and the Alliance for Aging Research explore the issues of financial preparedness for health care costs in retirement

By America's Health Rankings, 05/09/2017

2017 Senior Report: Seniors are Benefiting from Improved Clinical Care, but Face Economic Barriers to Better Health

MINNETONKA, Minn. (May 10, 2017) – America’s seniors are seeing improvements in clinical care but are facing significant economic barriers to better health, according to the key findings from United Health Foundation’s fifth annual America’s Health Rankings Senior Report. Accompanying the report is new survey data, released in partnership with the Alliance for Aging Research,

By America's Health Rankings, 12/12/2016

2016 Annual Report: Years of Positive Health Gains in the United States Threatened by Rise in Cardiovascular and Drug Deaths

Notable long-term improvements in reducing the prevalence of smoking, rate of preventable hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries, and percentage of uninsured population Prevalence of obesity among adult population remains high, and rising rates of cardiovascular and drug deaths signal serious health challenges Hawaii ranks as nation’s healthiest state for the fifth straight year MINNETONKA, Minn. (Dec.

By America's Health Rankings, 11/10/2016

New Report: People with Military Service Report Better Overall Health, but Face Higher Rates of Cancer, Heart Disease than Civilian Peers

People who have served have a 62-percent higher rate of coronary heart disease, 67-percent higher rate of heart attacks and 13-percent higher rate of cancer Those who served are less likely to be physically inactive at all ages than civilians; more likely to get insufficient sleep People who have served face different access challenges: 90

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