By 2050, it is projected that the number of adults ages 65 and older will rise to an estimated 85.7 million – roughly 20% of the U.S. population. America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2021 provides data capturing key trends, successes and challenges, and overall disparities regarding the U.S. senior population. America’s Health Rankings follows the World Health Organization’s definition of health: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Therefore, it is essential to safeguard and improve the health and well-being of older American’s by building bridges between policymakers, community leaders and public health officials.
The Senior Report is a comprehensive report which aims to inform and spark meaningful dialogue and action towards enhancing senior health across the nation, state-by-state by offering credible, trusted data for improving health and health care. Most of the data from this report is from 2019 (pre- COVID-19 pandemic) and the impact of the pandemic across numerous health measures will likely be reflected in the 2022 Senior Report.
For more information on America’s Health Rankings and to view the Senior Report, click here: https://www.americashealthrankings.org/learn/reports/2021-senior-report