2012 America’s Health Rankings® eBook Now Available
Free eBook by United Health Foundation now available for download on iPhone,
iPad and iPod Touch
MINNETONKA, Minn. -- April 2, 2013
United Health Foundation has released a free eBook of its 2012 edition of
America’s Health Rankings®. The eBook is available in the iTunes Store for
download on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with iBooks in iOS 4.3.3 or later.
America’s Health Rankings is the longest-running report of its kind. For 23
years, the Rankings has provided an analysis of national health on a
state-by-state basis by evaluating a historical and comprehensive set of
health, environmental and socioeconomic data to determine national health
benchmarks and state rankings. It is published jointly by United Health
Foundation, American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention.
The data in the report come from well-known resources including the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, American Medical Association, FBI,
Dartmouth Atlas Project, U.S. Department of Education and Census Bureau. A
Scientific Advisory Committee, with members from leading academic
institutions, government agencies and the private sector, review and oversee
In addition to the eBook, the 2012 edition – which was released Dec. 11, 2012
– includes a range of interactive tools on the America’s Health Rankings
website. Visitors can view the full 2012 report and a replay of the launch
event, complete with commentary from some of the nation’s premier public
health leaders. Customizable reports, templates and slides are also available
on the website and are free to download.
With the rising number of unhealthy lifestyles contributing to the increasing
number of people burdened by preventable chronic illnesses, America’s Health
Rankings hopes that its eBook and interactive toolset will spur action among
individuals and communities to make positive changes and improve their health.
For more information, visit www.americashealthrankings.org.
About United Health Foundation
Guided by a passion to help people live healthier lives, United Health
Foundation provides helpful information to support decisions that lead to
better health outcomes and healthier communities. The Foundation also supports
activities that expand access to quality health care services for those in
challenging circumstances and partners with others to improve the well-being
of communities. After its establishment by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) in
1999 as a not-for-profit, private foundation, the Foundation has committed
more than $200 million to improve health and health care. For additional
information, please visit www.unitedhealthfoundation.org.
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