2011 America's Brain Health Index
America's Brain Health Index, a state-by-state measure of the nation's brain health, evaluated the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia based on 21 factors including diet, physical health, mental health and social well-being. See how each state has progressed, held its own or lost ground in taking measures to improve brain health over the past two years.
America's Brain Health Index is part of a national health education campaign, Beautiful Minds: Finding Your Lifelong Potential. The campaign is designed to empower Americans to develop and maintain healthy, beautiful minds.
Click on a state above
to see the data
The map displays rankings (Above, Average and Below) based on scores within selected categories. Note that the national average is 100*.
Select Diet, Physical Health, Mental Health and Social Well-being to view results by category
Select List View to see the complete rankings (1-51) of each state, plus the District of Columbia
Click on a state within the map or list view to display rankings, results and provide access to more detailed data.
The summary will show overall scores and break down the brain health strengths and challenges for each state
Selecting View Details will provide detailed findings for each state and comparison data from the 2009 Brain Health Index