Comprehensive ranking and scorecard websites

America’s Health Rankings
United Health Foundation (in partnership with American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention)

This website uses a comprehensive model of population health that includes a wide range of factors that shape health and provides state-by-state comparisons and trend data going back to 1990.

Commonwealth State Scorecard
The Commonwealth Fund

This scorecard covers an extensive set of factors related to clinical health care system performance and provides several useful tools for downloading and exporting data.

Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index
Gallup and Healthways
This index differs from the other websites in that the data are drawn from daily phone surveys (land line and cell) rather than being compilations of secondary data.  This tool has a strong emphasis on emotional and social wellbeing, as well as health status and the physical environment.

RWJF Data Hub
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
This website provides interactive mapping and ranking features, including the ability to explore differences by race/ethnicity, age, and income level for some indicators. Includes several health care cost and public health policy indicators that are not found on other state ranking websites.

County Health Rankings
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
Much like America’s Health Rankings, this website uses a comprehensive model of population health that includes a wide range of factors that shape health.  Interactive mapping and charting tools allow for side-by-side comparisons between county and state data and national benchmarks.

Commonwealth Local Scorecard

The Commonwealth Fund
Similar to the Commonwealth State Scorecard, this website provides data on health system performance and other factors for local health care market areas known as Hospital Referral Regions.

State Health Facts

Kaiser Family Foundation
This website does not rank states.  Instead, it is a user-friendly “data warehouse” of 700+ indicators, with a strong emphasis on access, health care policy, programs for vulnerable populations, and health care expenditures.