2012 America's Health Rankings® eBook Now Available

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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.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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 the report.

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 (NYS: 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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