New Hampshire is a state located in the northeastern region of the United States. It has a diverse population and a strong economy. Health care in this state is well established, with access to quality health services provided by local hospitals and medical facilities. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NHDHHS) works to ensure that all residents have access to quality health care through initiatives such as community clinics, preventive care programs, and advocacy for those who need additional assistance. NHDHHS also focuses on preventative care by providing public education campaigns about healthy lifestyles, nutrition, and physical activity. Additionally, New Hampshire has implemented several programs to improve mental health across the state including peer support networks and access to mental health professionals. With these efforts in place, New Hampshire continues to provide high-quality healthcare coverage for its residents.
The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.
PHYSICIANS PER CAPITA
There are 247 physicians per 100,000 population in New Hampshire. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
HEALTH COST INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the New Hampshire area is 95.6 (lower=better). The US average is 100.
95.6 / 100
Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.
WATER QUALITY INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the New Hampshire area is 56 (100=best). The US average is 55.
56 / 100
Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.
The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the New Hampshire area is 97 (100=best). The US average is 87.
97 / 100
The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.
Commuting can effect your health. The average person in New Hampshire commutes 27.2 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
AIR QUALITY INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the New Hampshire area is 74 (100=best). The US average is 58.
74 / 100
This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.
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Physicians per Capita