Ranking Highlights

2020 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking25+3
Access and Affordability260
Prevention and Treatment8+7
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost19+6
Healthy Lives18+3
Medicaid Expansion (as of Jan. 2018)No


Total Population8,300,331322,324,172
Median Household Income$78,008$67,877
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)25%30%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic61%60%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic19%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic10%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicity10%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Children without a medical and dental preventive care visit
  • Children without a medical home
  • Adults without a dental visit

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Employee insurance costs as a share of median income
  • Breast cancer deaths
  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need

Most Improved Indicators

  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Adults who smoke
  • Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI)

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Children who are overweight or obese
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18–64
  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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Estimated Gains Virginia Could Expect if Performance Improves to Match Top States

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Southeast regionGains for Virginia
480,783240,392more adults and children would be insured
386,1500fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
190,8260more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
8,8304,415more children (ages 19–35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
268,89297,323fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
2,0220fewer premature deaths (before age 75) would occur from causes that are potentially treatable or preventable with timely and appropriate care

Estimated impact if this state’s performance improved to the rate of two benchmark levels — a national benchmark set at the level of the best-performing state and a regional benchmark set at the level of the top-performing state in region ( Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Southwest, West). Benchmark states have an estimated impact of zero (0).