NH is ranked “top five” healthiest places for seniors

America’s Health Rankings® and America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report recently ranked New Hampshire 5th best place for seniors. The rankings were built upon the World Health Organization definition of health, as “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

State Summaries New Hampshire | 2017 Senior Report

NH fifth healthiest places for seniors

Their model reflects that determinants of health directly influence health outcomes, with determinants accounting for three-quarters and outcomes accounting for one-quarter of each state’s overall score and ranking. Four categories of determinants are included in our model of health: Behaviors, Community & Environment, Policy, and Clinical Care.
The 2017 America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report provides a comprehensive analysis of senior population health on a national and state-by-state basis across 34 measures of senior health. This report’s model is based on the historical America’s Health Rankings model of health and was adapted in 2013 for the senior population under the guidance of an advisory group of experts in the fields of aging and senior health. The 2017 edition marks the fifth publication of this meaningful report, which continues to serve as a benchmark of senior health for individuals, community leaders, policymakers, media and public health professionals.