Health and Health Care in Des Moines, IA
Des Moines, IA, health care quality comes down to access, affordability and outcomes. Polk County ranks 48 for health outcomes 58 for health factors, and 74 for healthy behaviors in IA.
Healthy living goes beyond whether residents have access to affordable, quality doctors and hospitals. A city’s health takes into consideration the choices residents are making to lower their personal health risk. Here are figures that indicate how Des Moines, IA residents stack up against other areas in IA in terms of leading a healthy lifestyle.