Get the 2019 America’s Health Rankings Annual Report

The 2019 America’s Health Rankings Annual Report finds improvements have been made in lowering rates of smoking, infant mortality and children in poverty, as well as increasing the supply of mental health providers.

The report found:

  • Smoking rates continue to improve, decreasing 6% in the past year. Understanding that e-cigarettes and vaping have become an urgent public health concern, America’s Health Rankings has added supplemental data from 36 states on adult e-cigarette use.
  • Decreases in infant mortality have resulted in nearly 1,200 fewer infant deaths.
  • Children facing poverty continues to improve, decreasing 2% in the past year and 20% since the most recent peak in 2013.
  • The number of mental health providers increased 5% in the past year from 234.7 to 247.4 per 100,000.
  • Differences in health and well-being across the United States are found across geography and by gender, age, race/ethnicity, education and income groups.

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About America’s Health Rankings

For 30 years, America’s Health Rankings from the United Health Foundation has created widespread awareness of where states and the nation stand on important public health measures and has encouraged health improvement by promoting data-driven discussions. Advocates and policy-makers working to build healthier communities are encouraged to use the findings from the 2019 Annual Report to pursue solutions to the most pressing issues facing states and the nation today and in the coming decades.

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