The 2018 America’s Health Rankings Annual Report has arrived! Each year, for nearly three decades, the United Health Foundation releases a new America’s Health Rankings report with the latest publicly available data on a wide variety of health and health-related topics to help policy-makers, advocates and individuals understand a population’s health in a holistic and inclusive manner. The report looks at 35 core measures across a comprehensive set of behaviors, community and environmental conditions, policies, clinical care and health outcomes.
The 2018 Annual Report shows that the nation’s obesity rate is the highest it has ever been. Obesity is a leading contributor to cardiovascular disease, cancer and other conditions. Other notable trends include a decrease in the number of children living in poverty and the number of mental health providers and primary care physicians per 100,000 people has increased.
Click here to see the full 2018 America’s Health Rankings Annual Report.
Public health experts offered insight into this year’s findings on obesity and chronic disease. Click on the right to download files for video and audio soundbites.