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1 America’s Health Rankings ® Community Indicators Consortium Impact Summit September 29, 2014

2 2  About America’s Health Rankings ®  Elizabeth Walker Romero, Senior Director, Health Improvement, Association of State & Territorial Health Officials  Mary Kathryn Poole, Public Health Policy Researcher, Tulane School of Public Health, Prevention Research Center  Alejandra Herr, Director of Grants and Programs, National Business Coalition on Health  Tim Cowan, Director, Health Index Initiative, MaineHealth  Q&A Session Overview

3 America’s Health Rankings ® A Comprehensive Assessment of the Nation’s Health Longest running annual assessment of our nation’s health on a state-by-state basis Report identifies the driving health trends of the nation Report provides insights into the national health challenges on the horizon Report has evolved from a source of information to a robust, interactive tool that urges all populations and communities to act Under the editorial control of a scientific advisory committee based out of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health Published by United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention 25 th Anniversary edition will be released on December 10, 2014

4 Measures of Health Behaviors  Smoking  Binge Drinking  Drug Deaths  Obesity  Physical Inactivity  High School Graduation Community & Environment  Violent Crime  Occupational Fatalities  Infectious Disease (Salmonella, Pertussis and Chlamydia)  Children in Poverty  Air Pollution Public & Health Policies  Lack of Health Insurance  Public Health Funding  Immunization—Children  Immunization—Adolescents Clinical Care  Low Birthweight Infants  Primary Care Physicians  Dentists  Preventable Hospitalizations Health Outcomes  Diabetes  Poor Mental Health Days  Poor Physical Health Days  Disparity in Health Status  Infant Mortality  Cardiovascular Deaths  Cancer Deaths  Premature Death

5 America’s Health Rankings Overall Ranking RANK (1-50)STATEOverall 47Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California0.31 8Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana RANK (1-50)STATEOverall 11Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming0.355

6 A Call to Action  Use America’s Health Rankings ® to identify strengths of your and other states to address areas that need attention.  Use the Rankings to help people understand the importance of key interventions, particularly around smoking and obesity.  Help promote the America’s Health Rankings ® “take action” library to translate knowledge to action.  Access and share resources on These include state summary pages, state profiles, state disparities information, a PDF and e-book of the report, state-specific infographics, custom-report tools and Spanish-language content. We list some new resources on the following slides.  Leverage successful models and advocate for change as individuals, a community and public health professionals.  United Health Foundation is committed to being a part of the solution, providing a full array of tools to help empower your missions to improve public health.

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