Vermonters with disabilities and elders live with dignity and in settings they prefer

Z Vermont Senior Health Ranking (United Health Foundation)- as of 2020 UHF no longer gives an overall ranking to each state


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Story Behind the Curve

Summary from 2021 report:


• Low poverty rate

• Low prevalence of multiple chronic conditions

• High prevalence of exercise


• High prevalence of falls

• Low percentage of hospice care use

• High prevalence of severe housing problems


• High speed internet access:  increased between 2016 and 2019 from 71.1% to 78.7% of households with adults ages 65+

• Pnemonia vaccination coverage: decreased between 2017 and 2019 from 80.6% to 71.7% of adults ages 65+ 

• Exercise: increased between 2015 and 2019 from 18.3% to 29.3% of adults ages 65+–-state-summaries.pdf

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Notes on Methodology

America’s Health Rankings® Senior Reports were built upon the World Health Organization definition of health:

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Our 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 the model of health: Behaviors, Community & Environment, Policy, and Clinical Care.–-state-summaries.pdf

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