Which states are best at helping their residents stay healthy?

September 22, 2020

Read on for the highest- and lowest-performing states in each category and several individual metrics.

The Commonwealth Fund recently released its 2020 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, which assesses all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 49 metrics in four categories: care access and affordability, prevention and treatment, avoidable hospital use and cost, and healthy lives. Read on for the highest- and lowest-performing states in each category and several individual metrics.