See how your city stacks up on Wallet Hub’s annual list of healthiest cities in the United States.
States were ranked according to the following factors:
• Health care
• Green space
WalletHub created these rankings by compiling data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Council for Community and Economic Research, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, County Health Rankings, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Yelp, Numbeo, IMLeagues, The Trust for Public Land, MapMyFitness, Walk Score, and WalletHub’s research of its own.
WalletHub also surveyed a panel of 11 experts from various backgrounds to weigh in on the following questions:
• What impact would repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—dubbed “Obamacare”—have on the health of U.S. cities, particularly those with a high low-income population?
• What effect might repealing the Medicaid expansion under the ACA have on state and municipal budgets?
• What are the most important factors to consider in choosing a city that is good for your health?
• Because health and wealth are both long-term investments, what are some effective strategies for convincing people to invest more in their health today?
• What tips do you have for a person looking to embrace a healthier lifestyle while on a budget?
• What measures can local authorities undertake in order to improve local health
We asked ODs in each city to weigh in. Each respondent practices in one of the top
-10 healthiest cities in America according to WalletHub’s annual list. We wanted to see what makes their city one of the healthiest in the nation from their point-of-view.
Here’s what they had to say!