Executive SummaryIntroductionFindingsSmoking and Obesity- A Public Health Success and ChallengeExplore How the Prevalence of Obesity and Smoking Has ChangedComparison with Other NationsCore MeasuresBehaviorsCommunity & EnvironmentPolicyClinical CareOutcomesSupplemental MeasuresState SummariesAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingUS SummaryAppendixData Sources and MeasuresMethodology2016 Model DevelopmentScientific Advisory CommitteeThe TeamConclusion
The Scientific Advisory Committee, led by Anna Schenck, PhD, MSPH, at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, meets annually to review America’s Health Rankings. The committee assesses the report for potential improvements that maintain the value of the comparative, longitudinal information; uses new or improved health measures as they become available; and incorporates new methods when feasible. The committee reflects the evolving role and science of public health, and it emphasizes the importance of America’s Health Rankings as a vehicle to promote and improve the general discussion of public health. Finally, the committee encourages balance among public health efforts to benefit the entire community.
The Scientific Advisory Committee represents a variety of stakeholders including representatives from local health departments, members of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, and the American Public Health Association, as well as experts from many academic disciplines. Scientific Advisory Committee members include:
Anna Schenck, PhD, MSPH, Chair Director, Public Health Leadership Program UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Dennis P Andrulis, PhD, MPH Senior Research Scientist Texas Health Institute Jamie Bartram, PhD Director The Water Institute at UNC UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Bridget Booske Catlin, PhD, MHSA Senior Scientist and MATCH Group Director University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute Director, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Andrew Coburn, PhD Professor and Associate Dean Muskie School of Public Service University of Southern Maine Leah Devlin, DDS, MPH Professor of the Practice, Health Policy and Management UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Marisa Domino, PhD Professor, Health Policy and Management UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM Commissioner of Health Tennessee Department of Health Tom Eckstein, MBA Principal Arundel Metrics, Inc Jonathan E Fielding, MD, MPH, MBA, MA Professor of Health Services and Pediatrics UCLA School of Public Health Former Director of Public Health and Health Officer, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Marthe Gold, MD Logan Professor and Chair Department of Community Health CUNY Medical School Glen P Mays, PhD, MPH F Douglas Scutchfield Endowed Professor Health Services and Systems Research University of Kentucky College of Public Health Matthew T McKenna, MD, MPH Medical Director Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness Anne-Marie Meyer, PhD Faculty Director Integrated Cancer Information and Surveillance System UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Sarah Milder, MPH Principal and Epidemiologist Arundel Metrics, Inc Rhonda Randall, DO Chief Medical Officer UnitedHealthcare Retiree Solutions Patrick Remington, MD, MPH Associate Dean for Public Health University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Thomas C Ricketts, PhD, MPH Professor of Health Policy and Administration and Social Medicine UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Mary C Selecky Washington State Secretary of Health (retired) Katie Sellers, DrPH Chief Program Officer, Science and Strategy Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Leiyu Shi, PhD Professor Department of Health Policy and Management Co-Director, Primary Care Policy Center for the Underserved Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Steven Teutsch, MD, MPH Chief Science Officer Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Director and Health Officer