Dems: Iowa improves health rankings

December 29, 2015

Iowa moved up two spots in the 26th annual America’s Health Rankings report, making us 22nd in the nation. Iowa improved in:

  • Adults who smoke (ranking has improved from 28th in 2014 to 26th in 2015).
  • Obesity (ranking has improved from 39th in 2014 to 35th in 2015).
  • Physical Inactivity (ranking has improved from 39th in 2014 to 25th in 2015).

To improve further, Iowa must tackle such challenges as excessive drinking and low immunization coverage among adolescents. To see the 2015 America’s Health Rankings report and how Iowa compares to other states in healthy behavior, community, environment, policy and clinical care, visit


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