California health insurance
Golden State ranked just outside of Top 20 in annual health survey of states
How healthy is living in California? The Land of Milk and Honey is ranked 21st in the United Health Foundation’s 2013 comparison of health status across the 50 states.
Why California was ranked #21
Boosting that ranking are factors that include a low prevalence of smoking in the state, low prevalence of physical inactivity and low premature death rates.
For more details see the United Health Foundation’s latest findings on California.
Trust for America’s Health is another source for key California 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 Californiahere.
Get local health results
State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for California, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.