Hawaii Again Leads States In An Annual Health Ranking
The 2016 America's Health Rankings names the Aloha State as the healthiest in the country for the fifth consecutive year. It notes that Hawaii has a low percentage of uninsured people, low rates of obesity but it is above the national average for excessive drinking.
These Are The Healthiest And Unhealthiest States In The Country
Hawaii is the healthiest state in the country for the fifth consecutive year, according to an annual state-by-state health ranking report. The 2016 America's Health Rankings highlight some long-term improvements in overall health across the country and some disturbing new trends. (Bowerman, 12/15)
Illinois Ranks 26th In The Nation For Health, Foundation Says
Illinois boasts more primary care physicians and fewer smokers than most states — but it also has higher levels of air pollution, chlamydia and excessive drinking, according to a new report ranking states on a number of health measures. Overall, Illinois ranked smack in the middle of the country — 26th in the nation — for total health, according to the United Health Foundation's America's Heath Rankings annual report, released Thursday. That's up two spots from the year before. Illinois and other states were ranked on dozens of measures. (Schencker, 12/15)
Florida Slips To 36 On List Of Most Healthy States
Florida fell three notches to 36 among all 50 states in the annual “America’s Health Ranking” for 2016 released Thursday by the United Health Foundation, a nonprofit arm of insurer United Health Group. For the fifth straight year, Hawaii was ranked the nation’s healthiest state. Massachusetts finished second followed by Connecticut, Minnesota and Vermont. (Pugh, 12/15)