Understanding health conditions across the U.S.

Published December 14, 2017

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association released a Moody’s Analytics report that links social determinants of health to differences in health across communities.

Moody’s Analytics utilized the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index – a first-of-its-kind measurement of health for nearly every county in America. The BCBS Health Index identifies the health conditions with the greatest impact on the commercially insured and – paired with an analysis by Moody’s Analytics – how the level of health impact of these conditions is influenced by social determinants of health such as socioeconomic conditions, level of education, community health behaviors and local health system characteristics.

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