"United Health Foundation is committed to continuing to identify ways to improve state health in measurable, meaningful ways. I hope we soon see the day when we are cheering year-over-year improvements in obesity, and I look forward to seeing our nation's percentage of smokers continue to decline."
— Rhonda Randall, D.O., senior adviser to United Health Foundation and chief medical officer of UnitedHealthcare Retiree Solutions
America's Health Rankings
America’s Health Rankings® is designed to measure, report on, and improve the health of our nation.
Presented by the United Health Foundation, the America’s Health Rankings Annual Report has tracked the health of the nation for 26 years, providing a unique, comprehensive perspective on how the nation — and each state — measures up.
The 2015 edition of the America’s Health Rankings Annual Report finds that Americans are smoking less and living less sedentary lifestyles. At the same time, the country is facing complex health challenges that threaten Americans’ health and quality of life; obesity and diabetes are at all-time highs, while rates of drug deaths and children living in poverty are on the rise.
Visit the America's Health Rankings site to access the full report, use the “Change My Rank” app, or find out how to support health in your state.
In 2016, United Health Foundation expanded America's Health Rankings to feature a new suite of spotlight and population reports and year-round information on key health behaviors, conditions and populations to amplify stakeholders' efforts as they work to effect change across states and communities.
America's Health Rankings population reports include:
- Annual Report, released Dec. 10, 2015
- Senior Report released May 25, 2016
- Maternal and Child Report, September 2016
- Veteran's Report, November 2016
America's Health Rankings spotlight reports on key public health topics include:
- Spotlight: Prevention, released Feb. 26, 2016
- Spotlight: Impact of Unhealthy Behaviors, released April 5, 2016