United States Shorter Lives, Poorer Health report model 

In 2013, a joint paper from the US National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine prepared a large report comparing health indicators for the US with those in 16 other developed countries. It gives a devastating review of how the US ranks, and is interesting reading.

The report discusses determinants, and bases their analysis on the social ecological framework presented below:


Healthy People report


Source: National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. (2013). U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health. Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries, Steven H. Woolf and Laudan Aron, Eds. Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, and Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13497