United Health Foundation releases annual America's Health Rankings reports

United Health Foundation's America’s Health Rankings annual report is out, one of the longest-running assessment of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis.

According to the 2017 report, the analysis looks at 35 measures covering behaviors, community and environment, policy, clinical care and outcomes data. The report also serves as a benchmark for states – and the nation – to measure progress, identify emerging trends and drive action for improving public health.

The nation is facing public health challenges, including rising rates of premature death and an uneven concentration of key health care providers.

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