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2003 State Health Profiles


State Health Profiles 2003Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works diligently with its partners throughout the United States to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability nationally and internationally.

Since 1987, CDC has highlighted its partnerships with state and local health departments and other public and private agencies through the annual State Health Profiles. Public health officials and policymakers have used these profiles, which include all 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC), as a snapshot of the nation's health. They have also used them to monitor how federal funds and programs aimed at improving the nation's health are being applied at state and local levels.

In 2002, the Profiles changed in two key ways. First, the 51 volumes were streamlined into one publication that offered easy comparisons among all states and DC, and second, the publication was made available on CDC's website.

The 2003 Profiles again focus on key information regarding the nation's overall health status, distribution of federal health-care expenditures and services, and CDC's partnerships with the 50 states and DC. CDC's collaborative efforts with partners at the federal, state, and local levels have lead to major public health achievements during the past 50 years, including record low rates for vaccine-preventable diseases, decreases in infant mortality rates, control of infectious diseases, and declines in heart disease and deaths caused by strokes.

By providing meaningful public health information to policymakers and the public through the annual State Health Profiles, we strive to continue our efforts to improve the nation's health. We hope you find this publication useful.

Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, CDC

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