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Our Vision: Everyone lives life with optimal health

Mission: To quantify impact for the best investment to achieve optimal health

The goal of the Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation is to improve population health by effecting disruptive, visionary change and transformations in systems, environments, and policies through the strategic use of data and evidence.

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  • Featured

    • Photo of Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPHThe US Public Health System’s Playbook for COVID-19
      Author: Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., Chief, Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation
      Preview: There is reassuring news in the midst of the uncertainty that has permeated many in our nation over the past several weeks: we have a science-based playbook for public health agencies to effectively respond to emergencies such as COVID-19.
    • COVID-19 Updates: Cases and Deaths by U.S. State and Region
      This slide deck is updated daily to provide the latest statistics for the total number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and cases per 100,000 people by U.S. state and region.
    • COVID-19 Projections Tool
      This tool from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation projects daily death counts, peak capacity for the health system, hospital bed use, ICU bed use, and ventilator use due to COVID-19 for each U.S. state. The projections are updated daily with new data and incorporate information about social distancing and other protective measures.
    • Photo of John Warner, M.D., MBAAHA sets ambitious 2030 Impact Goals to increase healthy life expectancy
      Authors: Michael V. McConnell, M.D., M.S.E.E., Clinical Professor, Stanford and Senior Research Scientist, Google Health; John Warner, M.D., MBA, Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs and Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Past President, American Heart Association
      Preview: It’s an exciting day for the American Heart Association, newly releasing the 2030 Impact Goals and annual Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update.
    • Photo of Stephen R. Daniels, M.D., Ph.D.Bottoms Up: New Consensus Recommendations Highlight Best Beverages For Young Children’s Health
      Authors: Stephen R. Daniels, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Pediatrician-in-Chief, Children’s Hospital Colorado; Emily A. Callahan, M.P.H., R.D.N., Owner, EAC Health and Nutrition, LLC
      Preview: When it comes to beverages for children from birth through age 5, keep it plain and simple – breast milk or infant formula, water, and plain milk are best.
    • thumbnail screen shot of the Fruits and Vegetables data visualizationMean Fruits and Vegetables Consumption in the United States Among Persons ≥2 Years: National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys 2003-2016
      Interactive Visualization (AHA Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation)
      Examine mean fruits and vegetables consumption of persons in the United States ages ≥2 years based on estimates from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES). This visualization provides estimates of mean fruits and vegetables consumption in the US population by sex, age, race/ethnicity, and NHANES cycle based on data collected from 2003-2004 to 2015-2016.
    • photo of Penny Kris-EthertonWhat You Need to Know About the New Prevention Guidelines
      Author: Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D., R.D.N., L.D.N., FAHA, FNLA, FASN, CLS
      Preview: The most important way to prevent cardiovascular disease is through a healthy lifestyle throughout life. That’s a key message of new guidelines on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, released today by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
    • thumbnail of Physical Activity Trends VisualizationPrevalence of US Adults and Youth Meeting Recommended Levels of Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity: National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys 2007-2016
      Interactive Visualization (AHA Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation)
      Examine the proportion of US adults and youth participating in recommended amounts of moderate to vigorous physical activity according to the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (2018). This visualization provides prevalence estimates of the population prevalence by sex, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, and household income based on data from 2007-2008 to 2015-2016.