On July 10, 2013, the first comprehensive analysis of disease burden in the United States in over 15 years will be published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). “The State of US Health, 1990-2010: the Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors,” details health challenges facing the United States and how the US fares in comparison to its economic peers.
Two additional papers, to be published in the open-access journal Population Health Metrics (PHM) on the same day, focus on US county-level results for life expectancy, as well as obesity and physical activity. Together, this work provides nationally and locally relevant data on health trends in the United States, highlighting areas in which progress has been made and where more policy attention is needed.
New data visualizations based on these results will be available online, allowing further exploration of the data and geographic comparisons.
A briefing on these new findings will be presented at the National Press Club in Washington DC by Sam Kass, the Executive Director of Let’s Move! and the Senior White House Policy Advisor on Nutrition; Howard Bauchner, the Editor-in-Chief of JAMA; and Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.