Executive HighlightsIntroductionKey FindingsSocial and Economic FactorsPhysical EnvironmentClinical CareBehaviorsHealth OutcomesInternational ComparisonState SummariesAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingUS SummaryAppendixMeasures TableData Source DescriptionsThe Team
America’s Health Rankings Summation Measure
These measures are calculated to provide summary information for multiple measures within a topic or model category. These measures are presented as the sum of weighted z-scores of the ranked measures
American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation
This nonprofit organization creates programs to educate the public about the adverse health effects of smoking and secondhand smoke exposure as well as the benefits of smokefree environments. The foundation produces lists and maps covering laws regarding clean air, e-cigarettes, marijuana and tobacco sales in pharmacies.
Center For Climate And Energy Solutions
This nonprofit is an environmental policy think tank which produces data and reports on climate basics, solutions, and policies.
Corporation For National & Community Service
This federal agency engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Social Innovation Fund. As the nation's largest grant-maker for service and volunteering, the organization plays a critical role in strengthening America's nonprofit sector and addressing our nation's challenges through service.
Ipums National Historical Geographic Information System
This information system from the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota provides summary statistics and geographic information system files for the U.S. Censuses and other nationwide surveys. Steven Ruggles, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas and Matthew Sobek. IPUMS USA: Version 10.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2020. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V10.0.
Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety (RMPDS)
RMPDS is a division of Denver Health, an acute care academic safety net hospital and community health system for the Denver area. The Researched Abuse, Diversion and Addiction-Related Surveillance (RADARS®) System collects product- and geographically-specific data on abuse, misuse and diversion of prescription drugs. RADARS® data are obtained via a direct request to the organization.
Trust For America’s Health
This is a public health policy, research and advocacy organization. State public health funding data are obtained via a direct request to the organization.
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey
This ongoing survey provides information yearly about population demographics and housing in the nation.
Current Population Survey, Voting And Registration Supplement
The Current Population Survey is an ongoing survey, sponsored jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It provides information monthly about employment, earnings and education in the nation. Additionally, voting and registration data are available every two years following national elections.
Population Estimates Program
This program produces estimates of the population and housing units for the nation, states, metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas, counties, cities and towns.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY IN THE UNITED STATES REPORT
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service analyzes data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement. The data are published annually in a report that provides national statistics on food security, household food spending, and the use of federal food and nutrition assistance by food-insecure households.
U.S. Department Of Education
National Center For Education Statistics
This is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the nation. The Common Core of Data survey collects national, state and local data on public schools and school districts.
U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services
Centers For Disease Control And Prevention
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
This is the nation's largest phone-based population survey. The survey provides information about U.S. residents’ health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions and use of preventive services.
CDC WONDER Mortality and Natality
CDC Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research is a query system for analyzing public-use data. The data are produced by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Multiple Cause of Death files contain counts, rates and causes of death, as well as demographic information for U.S. residents based on death certificates.
Natality files are derived from birth certificates and include counts and rates of births to U.S. residents occurring within the United States as well as demographic characteristics.
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention Atlas
This interactive atlas allows users to create customized tables, maps and charts using more than 15 years of surveillance data on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis as well as social and economic data.
National Immunization Surveys
These phone surveys collect information about vaccination coverage among children 19-35 months and teens 13-17 years as well as flu vaccinations for children 6 months-17 years.
Water Fluoridation Reporting System
The Division of Oral Health monitors community water systems receiving optimally fluoridated drinking water through its Water Fluoridation Reporting System. The division provides national- and state-level water fluoridation statistics.
Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services
Office of Minority Health’s Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool
This office is a comprehensive source of information, offering data on eliminating health disparities and improving health of minority populations. This tool features health outcome measures for disease prevalence, costs, hospitalization for 60 chronic conditions, emergency department use, readmissions rates, mortality, preventable hospitalizations and preventive services.
National Plan and Provider Enumeration System
This is a system used to assign unique identifiers to health care providers and health plans as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
Maternal And Child Health Bureau
National Survey of Children's Health
This ongoing survey is funded and directed by the Health Resources & Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. These data — reported by parents and guardians — provide information about children's health and access to health care as well as children’s family, neighborhood, school and social contexts.
U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development
Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy
The department’s Office of Policy Development and Research manages data from the American Community Survey. These data, known as the Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy, demonstrate the extent of housing problems and needs, particularly for low-income households.
U.S. Department Of Justice
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation manages the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, a nationwide effort of nearly 18,000 city, university and college, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting data on reported crimes. The program’s annual Crime in the United States report includes the number and rate of violent and property crime offenses in the nation and by state.
U.S. Department Of Labor
Bureau Of Labor Statistics
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
The Bureau’s Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program produces information about workplace injuries and illnesses. The census, implemented in 1992, is a federal-state cooperative program that includes all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It uses multiple sources to identify, verify and profile fatal worker injuries. Employment data (denominator) are obtained from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.
U.S. Department of Transportation
State Transportation Statistics
The Bureau is the main source of statistics on commercial aviation, multimodal freight activity and transportation economics. The Bureau provides context to decision makers and the public for understanding statistics on transportation.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This agency performs a variety of federal research, monitoring, standard-setting and enforcement activities to ensure environmental protection. The agency publishes public and environmental health data. State-level data are obtained via a special request to the agency.
Enforcement And Compliance History Online (Echo)
Safe Drinking Water Information System
The ECHO website provides data detailing compliance, assurance and enforcement activities related to federal environmental laws. National Safe Drinking Water Act data are available as a public-use dataset.
Toxic Release Inventory, National Analysis File
The agency’s Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators model provides important information about the potential health-related impacts of toxic releases from facilities in communities across the United States that report to the Toxics Release Inventory. The model brings together large amounts of complex information that can be used for screening, prioritizing and analyzing trends. The value reported is a unitless number that accounts for the size of the toxic release, toxicity, the fate and transport of the toxin through the environment, and the size and location of the exposed population.