Alaska health insurance
Alaska ranked 25th healthiest state
How healthy is living in Alaska? The state is ranked in the middle of the pack at #25 according to the 2013 study by the United Health Foundation.
Why Alaska was ranked #25
Its ranking is helped by factors such as low levels of air pollution and low prevalence of low birthweight. Its ranking is hurt by factors that include a high violent crime rate.
For more details see the United Health Foundation’s latest findings on Alaska.
Trust for America’s Health is another source for key Alaska health quality findings.
In addition, 2010’s federal health reform, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), included the creation of a prevention fund to provide more than $16 billion over the next 10 years to invest in effective, proven prevention efforts, like childhood obesity prevention and tobacco cessation, and the site has a report on how it impacts Alaska here.
Get local health results
State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Alaska, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.