The U.S. News & AETNA foundation recently released their 2019 report.
The report looked at 3,000 communities nationwide. Those categories ranged from education and population health to the economy.
The President of the AETNA foundation, Dr. Garth Graham, told us via satellite why Iowa communiters were high on the list.
“Iowa did particularily well in things like infrastructure meaning the ability for people to get out and be a part of the community, and walkability. The state also did pretty well in some of the general categories we looked at like diabetes and cronic health awareness, ” Graham said.
Iowa ranked low in the food and nutrition categories which means they could improve on access to nutritious foods.