The Health of the States

Articles | October 27 2016

‌‌The Health of the States (HOTS) project is a detailed analysis of state rankings on 39 health outcomes, and correlations between those health outcomes and 123 determinants of health spanning five domains: health care, health behaviors, social and economic factors, the physical and social environment, and public policies and spending. The project was conducted in partnership with the Urban Institute and was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The work is unprecedented in its breadth and depth – offering a more comprehensive and layered picture of health in every state than any resource to date. The Summary Report, available now, details how states rank on each of 39 health outcomes, allowing each state to see where it is doing well and which diseases deserve greater priority. Perhaps more importantly, readers can also explore the conditions that best correlate with better health.  (Read more)