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United Health Foundation Releases America’s Health Rankings Health of Those Who Have Served Report

December 6, 2016

On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, United Health Foundation released the America’s Health Rankings® Health of Those Who Have Served Report. Developed in partnership with the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), the report illuminates notable differences in the health and health care experiences of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces compared to civilians.

Among the report’s key findings:

  • People who have served are more likely than civilians to self-report that their health is very good or excellent.

  • Despite reporting better overall health, those who have served face distinct health challenges, including higher rates of coronary heart disease, heart attack, and cancer than their civilian peers.

  • Those who have served have higher rates of health insurance coverage and use of preventive services, but are less likely to have a personal health care provider.

This new report builds on United Health Foundation’s ongoing efforts to support the health of military service members, veterans and their families by providing new insights on opportunities to improve the health of those who have served.

Please refer to the enhanced America’s Health Rankings website for additional tools, resources, and data.