America's Health Rankings, 2013 Edition

America's Health Rankings, 2013 Edition

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Americaa€™s Health Rankings is an annual comprehensive assessment of the nationa€™s health on a state-by state basis. It is published jointly by United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention. The data in the report come from well-recognized outside sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Medical Association, FBI, Dartmouth Atlas Project, U.S. Department of Education and Census Bureau. The report is reviewed and overseen by a Scientific Advisory Committee, with members from leading academic institutions, government agencies and the private sector. Americaa€™s Health Rankings is the longest-running report of its kind. For 24 years, the Rankings has provided an analysis of national health on a state-by-state basis by evaluating a historical and comprehensive set of health, environmental and socioeconomic data to determine national health benchmarks and state rankings. The Rankings employs a unique methodology, developed and annually reviewed by a Scientific Advisory Committee of leading public health scholars.The BHC team has gone onsite to support 18 employers, both BHC members and non-members, in completing assessments at 21 different worksites. ... The next component of the plan, which retains the LiveWell STL name, launches in April 2014. ... Just like most communities, St. Louis has plenty of fitness studios, community centers, and weight loss programs. ... The challenge is connecting these programs to the people who need them the most, and to each other, so they avoidanbsp;...

Title:America's Health Rankings, 2013 Edition
Author:Arundel Street Consulting, Inc.
Publisher:United Health Foundation -


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