America’s Health Rankings is a national project of the United Health Foundation and the American Public Health Association. Every year since 1990, the project has ranked every state on a series of key public health measures, ranging from health insurance and child immunization rates to smoking and obesity. The rankings include environmental and cultural factors like air pollution and violent crime.
In 2015, Texas ranked 34th among the states. That’s worse than the year before. Visit the site to find out what factors are driving our poor ranking, and see the surprising factor we actually do better on than you might guess!
Significantly, the AHR includes an interactive tool that allows you to see how much better a state would rank if there were improvement in specific areas. See what it would take to make Texas #1 in health!