Northeast ranks best for health of women and children

The newest report by America’s Health Rankings finds that Massachusetts leads the nation in the health of women and children and residents of CSG-ERC states are generally healthier than average American women and children. The report examines 60 measures important to the health of women and children from health care services such as vaccines and check ups, to environmental factors such as safe homes, safe neighborhoods and health behaviors. Overall the report finds strong improvement in children’s preventive care, but racial and ethnic disparities persist in infant and child mortality. While the Northeast generally ranks higher than other regions, there is significant variation between and within states. The report includes detailed summaries for each state providing specific information on achievements and challenges.

  2016 State Rank for Women & Children’s Health
CT 4
DE 22
ME 11
MD 23
MA 1
NH 3
NJ 19
NY 20
PA 24
RI 9
VT 2