State Health

Kaiser Family Foundation
The Foundation provides the State Health Facts interface which includes tables on demographics and the economy, health cost and budgets, health coverage and uninsured, health status, HIV/AIDS, managed care and health insurance, medicaid and CHIP, medicare, minority health, providers and service use and women's health.  State comparison options available.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - State Snapshots include links to surveys and statistics on disease and health related issues.

FastStats: State and Territorial Data offers basic statistics from CDC publications and links to related resources.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
This County Health Ranking web site provides access to the 50 state reports, ranking each county within the 50 states according to its health outcomes and the multiple health factors that determine a county’s health. Each county receives a summary rank for its health outcomes and health factors and also for the four different types of health factors: health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment. Each county can also drill down to see specific county-level data (as well as state benchmarks) for the measures upon which the rankings are based.


State Health Rankings

United Health Foundation provides America's Health State Rankings on these selected areas and health outcomes:

  • Community Involvement: Violent Crime, Occupational Fatalities, Infectious Disease, and Children in Poverty
  • Public Health Policies: Lack of Health Insurance, Per Capita Public Health Spending, and Immunization Coverage
  • Clinical Care: Adequacy of Prenatal Care. Health Outcomes

Rankings are in the following areas:

  • Poor Mental Health Days
  • Poor Physical Health Days
  • Infant Mortality
  • Cardiovascular Deaths
  • Cancer Deaths
  • Premature Death

The website also includes state snapshots, Nation at a Glance interactive map, and downloads of the complete book from 1999 to present. 

Print copies are available for select years in Mann Library at call number RA407.3 .N86.