United Health Foundation  

Minnetonka,  MN 
United States
  • Booth: 102

Guided by the United Health Foundation’s commitment to help people live healthier lives, America's Health Ranking information to spark meaningful dialogue and support decisions that build healthier communities. Through America's Health Rankings, the Foundation evaluates a comprehensive set of health, environmental, demographic and socioeconomic data to provide a holistic view of the health of the nation. Now in its 32nd year, America's Health Rankings is the longest-running annual analysis of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. Learn more at www.AmericasHealthRankings.org


America's Health Rankings 30th Anniversary Video

 Press Releases

    • Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. seniors were facing increased mental health challenges including increased drug deaths, suicide and frequent mental distress, according to a new report released today by America’s Health Rankings.

    • America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, now in its ninth year, provides a portrait of the health and well-being of older adults in the United States, capturing trends, successes and opportunities for health improvement. Using an updated model that emphasizes the impact that social, economic and environmental factors have on overall health, this year’s Senior Report highlights 49 measures of population health from 22 unique data sources that are used to highlight current and emerging issues affecting seniors.

    • Read more: https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/newsroom/posts/2021/2021-5-18-report-challenges-older-americans-791889.html


  • COVID-19 Data
    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health is complex and multifaceted; it affects people and populations differently....

  • To provide a broad background on the many areas of health affected by COVID-19, America’s Health Rankings has added COVID-19: Underlying Conditions and Risk Factors health measures to the Explore Health Topics section of the website. This display allows users to compare COVID-19-related health measures—by state and demographics such as age, race/ethnicity, education and income—together in one place and with multiple visuals. Learn more: https://www.americashealthrankings.org/learn/news/covid-19-underlying-conditions-and-risk-factors
  • 2020 Annual Report
    Amid a global pandemic, the Annual Report underscores the United Health Foundation’s longstanding commitment to public health and dedication to providing data-driven insights that can help build healthier communities nationwide....

  • https://www.americashealthrankings.org/learn/reports/2020-annual-report 
  • 2021 Health Disparities Report
    The inaugural America’s Health Rankings Health Disparities Report provides a comprehensive portrait of the breadth, depth and persistence of health disparities across the nation....

  • The health and well-being of communities across America have improved significantly over the past century. Public health advancements, medical breakthroughs and increased access to health care have led to better health outcomes — and as a result, more Americans are living longer. However, health disparities continue to exist by gender, geography, socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity and other factors. In some instances, disparities have grown in recent years, shortening lives and profoundly impacting our collective health and well-being.

    Read more: https://assets.americashealthrankings.org/app/uploads/2021_ahr_health-disparities-report_executive_brief_final.pdf

  • 2020 Health of Those Who Have Served Report
    The 2020 Health of Those Who Have Served Report provides a comprehensive national portrait and examines trends of the health and well-being of those who have ever served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces....

  • The United Health Foundation, in partnership with the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), released the Health of Those Who Have Served Report in 2020. Since 2016, the report has provided a national portrait of the health and well-being of those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. In so doing, it captures new trends, pointing to health-related priorities of growing concern for those who have served. It also highlights new trends and findings about the similarities and differences in health between those who have served and their civilian counterparts, as well as within groups of those who have served. 

    Read more: https://assets.americashealthrankings.org/app/uploads/ahr_htwhs_executivebrief_report.pdf

  • Dr. Elena Rios on Health Disparities
    Dr. Elena Rios, President, National Hispanic Medical Association discusses efforts to address health disparities in communities of color....

  • Improving health disparities and implementing programs that address the root causes of health challenges starts with understanding where those disparities exist — and taking a holistic view of health.

    Learn more: https://www.americashealthrankings.org/learn/news/we-must-take-a-broad-view-to-root-out-health-disparities

  • Addressing Disparities at the CDC Foundation
    Dr. Judy Monroe discusses efforts to ensure health equity is embedded into the CDC Foundation's activities....

  • From early family medicine practice in Appalachia, to working in inner-city hospitals, to time in academia, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and now at the CDC Foundation, focusing on and managing health disparities has been front and center to Dr. Monroe's work.

    Read more: https://www.americashealthrankings.org/learn/news/achieving-our-best-requires-lifting-us-all

  • Addressing Disparities in Tribal Communities
    Dr. Cynthia Lindquist, President, Cankdeska Cikana Community College discusses addressing persistent health disparities in Tribal Communities....

  • Tribal communities like Dr. Lindquist's have always been communal in nature. Caring for the health of individuals and the community is ingrained, but historical traumas have led to a range of public health challenges to this day.

    Learn more: https://www.americashealthrankings.org/learn/news/addressing-the-layers-of-disparities-in-tribal-communities

  • Dr. Rahul Gupta on Birth Equity
    Dr. Rahul Gupta, March of Dimes, Chief Medical and Health Officer discusses cross-cutting approaches to achieving birth equity and addressing health disparities....

  • At March of Dimes, we seek to achieve birth equity by helping all moms and babies have the opportunity to attain good health and a safe birth. To do that, we must address the wide disparities we see.

    Read more: https://www.americashealthrankings.org/learn/news/to-achieve-birth-equity-we-need-a-cross-cutting-approach

  • Partnership to Address Opioid Abuse in America
    The United States is in the midst of a drug crisis with fatal consequences. Read United Health Foundation's Case Study on partnering with communities to identify and help address their needs, and take a step toward addressing drug deaths.
  • Understanding Obesity Across the Country
    The significant growth in the prevalence of obesity has encouraged America's Health Rankings to take a special look at how we can better understand and address the challenge of obesity.

  • Over the past thirty years, the prevalence of obesity has grown by 170 percent in the United States. The significant growth in the prevalence of obesity has encouraged America's Health Rankings to take a special look at how we can better understand and address the challenge of obesity. 

    Find more information here:https://www.americashealthrankings.org/learn/case-studies/facing-the-challenge-of-obesity  

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