Mental illness has become more common over the last decade, particularly among 18-25 year-olds. This Data Insights looks at trends in mental health and their implications for the future.
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that occur in childhood. For each ACE a person suffered, the risk of negative health outcomes increases, but protective factors can mitigate their impact.
From childhood to advanced age, LGBT people face health disparities like higher risk of suicide and social isolation and higher rates of tobacco use.
Studies estimate that social determinants of health influence 50% of health outcomes, yet many communities are reporting unmet social needs like food insecurity or concerns about community safety.
CDC data regarding pregnancy-related deaths from 2007 to 2016 show that disparities in maternal mortality rates persist over time and across age groups.
As urbanization increases, an older, sicker and poorer population remains in rural America. Despite the health care challenges posed by these changes, promising initiatives can improve rural health.
There are fewer obstetricians and primary care providers in rural areas, and many rural communities have lost their hospitals.
High-quality early childhood education is linked to better adult health and higher educational attainment & income.