Arkansas health insurance
The Natural State is ranked 49th in annual study of state healthiness
How healthy is it living in Arkansas? The state came in at #49 in the 2013 edition of America’s Health Rankings® by the United Health Foundation.
Why Arkansas was ranked #49
Hurting the state’s ranking: factors such as the high prevalence of smoking, obesity and physical inactivity and low levels of immunization coverage among adolescents.
For more details see the United Health Foundation’s latest findings on Arkansas.
Trust for America’s Health is another source for key Arkansas 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 Arkansashere.
Get local health results
State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Arkansas, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.