Delaware health insurance
The Blue Hen State ranks 31st in annual health survey
How healthy is living in Delaware? The state ranked 31st in the United Health Foundation’s 2013 comparison of health status across the 50 states.
Why Delaware was ranked #31
Among the factors driving down the state’s ranking? High rates of drug deaths, violent crime and a high infant mortality rate.
On a brighter, violent crime is on the decrease for the fourth consecutive year and the infant mortality rate is improving.
For more details see the United Health Foundation’s latest findings on Delaware.
Trust for America’s Health is another source for key Delaware 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 Delawarehere.
Get local health results
State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Delaware, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.