U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in health care rankings, and the Aetna Foundation, the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of Aetna, today announced they are teaming up to evaluate which communities across America are doing the best job of improving the health of their citizens. The new U.S. News/Aetna Foundation Healthiest Communities project, coming in 2018, will feature in-depth reporting, analysis and research highlighting communities that are producing better health results through innovative partnerships, programs and policies.

“For more than 25 years, U.S. News has measured health care quality in the U.S. in order to improve it,” said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. “Similar to what we’ve accomplished with our Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, we are going to evaluate how cities and counties decrease chronic disease, keep people out of the hospital, provide…

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