New study offers the first comprehensive, county-level life expectancy estimates in the US and highlights important differences among racial and ethnic groups.
June 16, 2022
September 30, 2021
The Lancet: More than half of police killings in USA are unreported and Black Americans are most likely to experience fatal police violence
More than 55% of deaths from police violence in the USA from 1980-2018 were misclassified or unreported in official vital statistics reports according to a new study in The Lancet.
August 17, 2021
A new analysis of US health care spending reveals stark disparities across racial and ethnic lines, with White Americans benefiting from an outsized share of healthcare dollars relative to their proportion of the population
June 24, 2021
New tool shows more than 50 percent of the population is vaccine-hesitant in over 580 ZIP codes across the US
Data down to zip code level shows huge variations in vaccine hesitancy within counties.
May 3, 2021
Lower mortality among COVID-19 hospital patients can’t be attributed to patient demographics, medical history, or infection severity
Study suggests hospital mortality rates dropped rapidly in the United States after May 2020 but have not declined further.
October 8, 2020
Newly announced federal grant supports Safe Start projects and partnerships aimed at helping Washington state businesses restart, rebuild and become more resilient
In support of the state’s Safe Start efforts, the Washington State Department of Commerce spearheaded a unique collaboration among public, private and philanthropic organizations to help keep small businesses open, protect and create jobs, while also looking ahead to strengthen key sectors in the future.
September 29, 2020
Modifiable health risks, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and smoking, were linked to over $730 billion in in health care spending in the US in 2016, according to a study published in The Lancet Public Health.
March 3, 2020
Americans in 2016 spent an estimated $380 billion on low back and neck pain, as well as on joint and limb pain, and other musculoskeletal disorders.
April 29, 2019
US one of only eight countries where child and adolescent health improved but maternal mortality worsened since 1990
The United States is one of only eight countries in the world where decreases in child and adolescent mortality over a 27-year period haven’t also been matched by reductions in maternal mortality, according to a new scientific study. This divergent trend also was found in American Samoa, Canada, Greece, Guam, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Zimbabwe. Of these countries, the United States had the largest increase in maternal mortality rate at 67.5%.