Wellness: 50-State Return on Investment

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This chart shows the potential annual net savings and return on investment for states within five years of investing $10 per person per year in strategic disease prevention programs in communities. State estimates are based on potential reduction in health spending by state. States are listed in alphabetical order. 

 

State
Potential Annual Savings
Return on Investment
Alabama
$250 million
5.6 to 1
Alaska
$47 million
7.2 to 1
Arizona
$242 million
4.2 to 1
Arkansas
$139
5 to 1
California
$1.7 billion
4.8 to 1
Colorado
$232 million
5 to 1
Connecticut
$231 million
6.6 to 1
Delaware
$57 million
7 to 1
Washington, D.C.
$57 million
9.9 to 1
Florida
$1 billion
6.2 to 1
Georgia
$426 million
4.8 to 1
Hawaii
$70 million
5.6 to 1
Idaho
$62 million
4.5 to 1
Illinois
$708 million
5.6 to 1
Indiana
$343 million
5.5 to 1
Iowa
$165 million
5.6 to 1
Kansas
$155 million
5.7 to 1
Kentucky
$248 million
6 to 1
Louisiana
$234 million
5.2 to 1
Maine
$98 million
7.5 to 1
Maryland
$332 million
6 to 1
Massachusetts
$476 million
7.4 to 1
Michigan
$545 million
5.4 to 1
Minnesota
$316 million
6.2 to 1
Mississippi
$150 million
5.2 to 1
Missouri
$334 million
5.8 to 1
Montana
$51 million
5.5 to 1
Nebraska
$102 million
5.8 to 1
Nevada
$115 million
5 to 1
New Hampshire
$76 million
5.9 to 1
New Jersey
$543 million
6.3 to 1
New Mexico
$88 million
4.7 to 1
New York
$1.3 billion
7 to 1
North Carolina
$473 million
5.6 to 1
North Dakota
$39 million
6.2 to 1
Ohio
$685 million
6 to 1
Oklahoma
$183 million
5.2 to 1
Oregon
$193 million
5.4 to 1
Pennsylvania
$791 million
6.4 to 1
Rhode Island
$73 million
6.8 to 1
South Carolina
$233 million
5.6 to 1
South Dakota
$42 million
5.5 to 1
Tennessee
$351 million
6 to 1
Texas
$1 billion
4.7 to 1
Utah
$89 million
3.7 to 1
Vermont
$43 million
7 to 1
Virginia
$385 million
5.2 to 1
Washington
$343 million
5.5 to 1
West Virginia
$124 million
6.9 to 1
Wisconsin
$337 million
6.2 to 1
Wyoming
$29 million
5.8 to 1

 

 Source: Prevention for a Healthier America: Investments in Disease Prevention Yield Significant Savings, Stronger Communities, Trust for America's Health, July 2008.