Minnesota Is The Healthiest State and Illinois Most Improved
Americans' overall health improves slightly from last year, but rate of improvement has leveled off since 2000.
Minnesota, Vermont and New Hampshire remain nation's healthiest states; Louisiana and Mississippi rank as least-healthy states
For the first time, the report incorporates state-specific analysis of quality of medical care delivery versus costs as part of a comprehensive picture of overall health; data indicates inverse relationship between cost and quality
Americans as a whole are only 0.3 percent healthier than they were at this time last year, according to the 17th annual edition of America's Health Rankings: A Call to Action for People & Their Communities