And now it’s time to play, Guess Which Way the Rankings Go!
Is 1st place South Dakota or 50th place West Virginia the state with the least or most Poor Mental Health Days?
This is just one example of the fun to be had at America’sHealthRankings.org, where you’ll find both an interactive map and timeline of state performance on a wide array of health issues along with a large resource of actions you can take to support your favorite cause.
Another game to play when confronted with a somewhat random website full of stats is, Why Does This Site Exist and Who’s Behind It? “America’s Health Rankings” is about as generic as the name under it, United Health Foundation. The United Health Foundation, of course, was established by the United Health Group, which you might or might not recognize as the largest single health carrier in the United States. What’s their motivation? Perhaps the same as yours. They probably don’t want you to have to go to the doctor either.