Kansas health insurance
The Wheat State ranked 27th in annual survey of healthiest states
How healthy is living in Kansas? The state is in the center of the nation geographically and in health rankings, but came in just below the midline – at #27 – in the United Health Foundation’s 2013 comparison of health status across the 50 states.
Why Kansas was ranked #27
The Wheat State’s ranking was affected by a handful of negative factors. Among them: one of the highest rates of obesity in the nation, despite a lowered prevalence of physically inactive adults.
For more details see the United Health Foundation’s latest findings on Kansas.
Trust for America’s Health is another source for key Kansas 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 Kansas here.
Get local health results
State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Kansas, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.