Ranking Highlights

2018 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking50
Access and Affordability32-6
Prevention and Treatment21-7
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost20
Healthy Lives10
Medicaid ExpansionNo


Total Population3,025,182318,251,368
Median Household Income$69,886$62,470
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)28%32%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic79%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic1%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic7%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy14%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Children who are overweight or obese
  • Home health patients with a hospital admission
  • Adults who smoke

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Individuals with high out-of-pocket medical spending
  • Adults without a usual source of care
  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need

Most Improved Indicators

  • Nursing home residents with an antipsychotic medication
  • Home health patients who did not get better at walking or moving around
  • Medicare beneficiaries received a high-risk drug

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Hospital 30-day mortality
  • Employee health insurance contributions as a share of median income
  • Hospital patients who did not receive patient-centered care

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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