From February 2008 to December 2009, the Commission studied prevention, wellness and the broader factors that influence good health – researching and reviewing evidence, collecting new data and listening to experts, leaders and citizens around the country. The Commission and its research team produced a series of charts and publications capturing this data, as well as a database of experts, organizations, reports and more references during the work of the Commission.
• Explore Commission reports and issue brief publications.
• Download specific charts (all available as PowerPoint slides).
• Find and compare data about your state.
• Calculate how many deaths could be averted in your county and
state if education levels were different.
For the latest resources related to the social factors that influence health, visit RWJF.org.
Reaching America’s Health Potential Among Adults: A State-by-State Look at Adult Health – the second Commission chartbook investigating health across social and economic groups – examines the differences in adults’ health based on their levels of education. Nationally and in each state there is a consistent and striking pattern: as levels of education rise, health improves..
Wyoming: Gaps in Adult Health Status
In Wyoming adult health status varies by level of educational attainment and by racial or ethnic group. Adults in less-advantaged groups typically experience worse health than those with greater advantages, but--at every educational level and in every racial or ethnic group--adults in Wyoming are not as healthy as they could be.
Wyoming: Social Factors Affecting Adult Health
Health among adults is powerfully linked with social factors including household income, educational attainment and racial or ethnic group. View distributions of these three factors among adults in Wyoming.
Wisconsin: Gaps in Adult Health Status
In Wisconsin adult health status varies by level of educational attainment and by racial or ethnic group. Adults in less-advantaged groups typically experience worse health than those with greater advantages, but--at every educational level and in every racial or ethnic group--adults in Wisconsin are not as healthy as they could be.
Issue Brief: Message Translation
The Commission's challenge was to frame highly-specific and technical information about social determinants and health disparities into language that would resonate with a diverse group of leaders. This issue brief, Message Translation, describes the research-based process used to develop messages and shares the results for broader use.
National Survey: Health Challenges in the United States
Findings on perceived health differences in America.
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