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

From the Overview: "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. [...] The inaugural 'America's Health Rankings Health Disparities Report,' produced by the United Health Foundation, documents the 'breadth, depth and persistence of health disparities' across the nation to provide objective data to inform action for advancing health equity. The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic exposed and exacerbated longstanding health disparities in the U.S. This report provides a first-of-its-kind national and state-by-state portrait of the disparities in health and well-being that existed across the U.S. prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, it sheds important new light on the difficult and disparate realities facing many Americans in the years leading up to the pandemic. [...] Building on 31 years of data and reporting from 'America's Health Rankings,' this new report provides objective data documenting the constant and changing contours of disparities for the nation, all 50 states and the District of Columbia by gender, geography, educational attainment and race and ethnicity."

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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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