Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking37-11
Access and Affordability48-20
Prevention and Treatment50-18
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost18+4
Healthy Lives23+8
Medicaid ExpansionNo


Total Population568,664320,842,721
Median Household Income$63,705$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)29%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic84%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic1%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic5%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy10%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI)
  • Colorectal cancer deaths
  • Breast cancer deaths

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test
  • Children without all recommended vaccines
  • High out-of-pocket medical spending

Most Improved Indicators

  • Home health patients with a hospital admission
  • Breast cancer deaths
  • Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI)

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64
  • Children who did not receive needed mental health care
  • Hospital 30-day mortality

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Rocky Mountain regionGains for Wyoming
52,27128,276more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
29,94817,113fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
40,75820,379more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
2,1921,295more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
12,52411,572fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
10270fewer 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 (www.bea.gov: Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Southwest, West). Benchmark states have an estimated impact of zero (0).