From ThinkAnthem.com

Improving the health of our nation starts with broadening our view of what health means.
That’s why we’re starting a national conversation around whole health and the factors that drive it.

WHY DID WE CONDUCT THE DRIVING OUR HEALTH STUDY?

Everyone should have the opportunity to be and stay healthy. That starts with
understanding all the factors that shape our whole health. By providing a baseline for how Americans understand what health means, we can pave the way to make meaningful, sustainable change in all the areas that make up our health and ultimately improve the
health and vitality of people across the nation.


  • METHODOLOGY

    5,000

    5,000 NATIONALLY REPRESENTATIVE
    U.S. ADULTS

    The Driving Our Health study was conducted among a nationally representative sample of 5,000 U.S. adults above the age of 18. The sample is nationally representative according to the U.S. Census on overall age, gender, region, urban/rural, and race/ethnicity. Participant data was collected via a 25-minute, online survey.

    ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

    AN ADDITIONAL 500+ ADULTS
    WITHIN THE 14 STATES WHERE
    ANTHEM AFFILIATES
    CONDUCT PLAN BUSINESS.

    • Margin of error for the nationally representative sample is +/-1.4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.

    • An additional 500+ adults within each of the following states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin.

    • The study uses data from third-party sources such as the CDC and EPA to compare perceptions uncovered by the survey to a measured reality.

  • 5,000

    5,000 NATIONALLY REPRESENTATIVE
    U.S. ADULTS

    AN ADDITIONAL 500+ ADULTS
    WITHIN THE 14 STATES WHERE
    ANTHEM AFFILIATES
    CONDUCT PLAN BUSINESS.

Social Drivers of Health*
Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health and quality-of-life-risks and outcomes

Whole Health
A holistic view of health that includes individuals’ physical, behavioral, and social circumstances

What’s Driving Our Health
An initiative to improve Americans’ understanding of whole health, built around Anthem’s landmark report Driving Our Health: A study exploring health perceptions in America

*CDC, Social Determinants of Health: Know What Affects Health