Georgia health insurance
Peach State falls to #38 in ranking of healthiest states
How healthy is it to live in the Peach State? Georgia has been ranked as the 38th healthiest state to live in according to the 2013 America’s Health Rankings® from the United Health Foundation.
Why Georgia was ranked #38
Georgia’s ranking is hurt by factors that include a high percentage of children in poverty, and a low rate of high school graduation. Of the state’s residents, 2.1 million are identified as obese.
For more details see the United Health Foundation’s latest findings on Georgia.
Trust for America’s Health is another source for key Georgia 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 Georgia here.
Get local health results
State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Georgia, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.