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America's Health Rankings Annual Report, 2021   [open pdf - 0B]

Alternate Title: America's Health Rankings 2021 Annual Report

From the Introduction: "This year's 2021 'Annual Report' reveals a complex picture of the nation's health and provides insights into the early effects of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic on Americans' health and well-being. The 'Annual Report' highlights a dramatic increase in the U.S. death rate, as well as contrasting reversals of longer-term trends across several measures. The report finds that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact across the country, as the nation experienced a 17% increase between 2019 and 2020 in the overall U.S. death rate, according to an 'America's Health Rankings' analysis of the latest provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report further finds notable reversals of long-term trends in some measures during the pandemic, including a significant increase in the number of Americans reporting their health was very good or excellent. However, Americans continue to experience large disparities by geography, race and ethnicity, education and other factors, with new data that reinforce the broad, deep and persistent disparities highlighted in the 2021 'Health Disparities Report.' The 'Annual Report' underscores well-known challenges in some measures of behavioral and mental health while highlighting unexpected reversals of trends in others. Lastly, this year's report reveals that during the early part of the pandemic, flu vaccinations and the number of primary care and mental health providers reached their highest levels since 'America's Health Rankings' began tracking the measures."

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2021
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2021 United Health Foundation
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America's Health Rankings: https://www.americashealthrankings.org/
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