Rankings 2014

ohio

Education:

29th

Economy:

29th

Safety:

36th

Environment:

50th

Health:

44th

Infrastructure:

27th

Government:

32nd

Results Champion?: NO

Compared to other states in the Union, Ohio has average and below average results outcomes. The state ranks 44th in health and 50th in environment. Renewable energy generation, carbon emissions, and water quality are some of the worst in the US. The state has high rates of infant mortality, obesity, food insecurity and low quality of life.

Additionally, Ohio has low government financial transparency. Although not necessarily related, Ohio state government also possesses one of the highest rates of spending to GDP.

Recommendations
Ohio’s problem outcomes are spread across many categories. as such, it is difficult to advise where to start. One option is to improve health outcomes. The lack of food security and high proportion of smokers in the population are depressing the overall mea rues in this area. Another priority should be environment, which may require partnerships with surrounding states to improve water and carbon emissions throughout the Ohio River Basin and elsewhere.