The following is an excerpt from Becker's Hospital Review.
United Health Foundation released its 2022 America's Health Rankings Dec. 6, which analyzes the overall health of the 50 states and marks the return of the rankings after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
UHF is the nonprofit, private foundation established by UnitedHealth Group in 1999. It excluded the ranking of states by overall health in 2020 and 2021 "out of a shared understanding of the significant and unprecedented health challenges presented by the pandemic."
For the 2022 rankings, UHF analyzed 51 measures across five categories of health: social and economic factors, physical environment, behaviors, clinical care and health outcomes.
New Hampshire came out on top for 2022, ranking in the top quintile across four of the categories: social and economic factors (No. 1), clinical care (No. 4), behaviors (No. 1) and health outcomes (No. 6).
Four of the five top-ranking states are found on the East Coast.
All of the five bottom-ranking states are found in the South.
Below are the 2022 state rankings.
1. New Hampshire
See the rankings for all 50 states here.