Seniors who live in Minnesota are the nation’s healthiest, reflecting both individual health and access to key health and community resources, according to the inaugural edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities.
United Health Foundation commissioned the America’s Health Rankings Senior Report to examine the health of today’s seniors and to encourage the nation, local communities and families to take action to improve senior health. This is an especially timely issue given the fact that Americans are living longer but sicker lives and that America’s senior population is expected to grow more than 50 percent between 2015 and 2030. The America’s Health Rankings Senior Report is the most comprehensive rankings to date of senior health at both national and state levels.
This report builds on the annual America’s Health Rankings report which, for 23 years, has presented the definitive analysis of national health on a state-by-state basis by evaluating a historical and comprehensive set of health, environmental and socioeconomic data to determine national health benchmarks and state rankings.