Here in our beautiful Bay State, you know we LOVE to have bragging rights…to just about anything! This one should make you exceptionally proud. For the second consecutive year, Massachusetts has been named the healthiest state in the USA! Thank you, thank you very much. How did we manange to earn such a ranking, and who gave it to us. I’ll tell you.
This awesome news comes courtesy of a study conducted at Boston University’s School of Public Health. Before you start thinking oh, right, it was done in Boston, of course we are #1. The study was done in conjunction with the digital health and wellness company, Sharecare. They called the study the Community Well-Being Index. The study that earned Massachusetts the healthiest state in the USA ranking, compiled data based on 5 main categories: physical, community, social, financial and purpose. It also took into consideration things like healthcare, and healthcare access, economic securtiy, housing, and transportation. (I’m guessing it was before all of our recent transportation issues).
Massachusetts can claim bragging rights to many things. Here are a few of them.