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Great Lakes State drops one spot to 34 in 2013 ranking of states' health

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  • June 9, 2014

How healthy is living in Michigan? The state is ranked the 34th healthiest state in the 2013 America’s Health Rankings® by the United Health Foundation.

Why Michigan was ranked #34

A number of negative factors continued to drag down the state’s health ranking, including a high rates of obesity and numbers of Michigan residents who are physically inactive. The state also has a high percentage of adults who smoke (23.3 percent) and while that’s on the decrease, it’s not happening quickly.

For more details see the United Health Foundation’s latest findings on Michigan.

Trust for America’s Health is another source for key Michigan 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 Michiganhere.

Get local health results

State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Michigan, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.