ERC states remain among the most healthy, but lots of room for improvement

The latest America’s Health Rankings finds that overall residents of the CSG-ERC region are generally healthier than other states. While Hawaii was the healthiest state, Massachusetts and Connecticut were numbers 2 and 3, respectively. Among ERC states, only Delaware (#31) and Pennsylvania (#28) were below the US overall average. The rankings are based on 34 health measures such as air pollution, childhood immunizations and drug deaths. Strengths and challenges varied widely between ERC states. Lots to be proud of, but room for improvement as well.

  2016 ranking 2015 ranking
CT 3 6
DE 31 32
ME 22 15
MD 18 18
MA 2 3
NH 6 5
NJ 9 11
NY 13 13
PA 28 29
RI 14 14
VT 5 2