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Healthiest and Unhealthiest States

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America’s Health Rankings® has released its annual report, which ranks each state’s health based on 35 factors, including behaviors, community and environment, policy, clinical care, and outcomes data. Now in its 28th year, the report has two primary goals: to provide a benchmark for states and to promote action to improve the health of citizens.

According to the data, these are the five healthiest states:

1. Massachusetts

2. Hawaii

3. Vermont

4. Utah

5. Connecticut

And the five least-healthy states are the following:

50. Mississippi

49. Louisiana

48. Arkansas

47. Alabama

46. West Virginia

You can access the full report at assets.americashealthrankings.org/app/uploads/2017annualreport.pdf.

Ryan Halvorson

Ryan Halvorson is an award-winning writer and editor, and IDEA's director of event programming.

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