Every state can lay claim to having a most expensive restaurant or a biggest employer, and even a best band, but only one gets to hold the title of healthiest in the country. It may not be the sexiest distinction and won't get tourists scrambling to visit, but it definitely comes with bragging rights.
So which state earned the top spot in 2017? And which one is now officially the least healthy?
According to the latest annual report from America's Health Rankings, Massachusetts is the healthiest state for the first time in the 28 years it's been published, while Mississippi once again came in last place.
To determine the ranking, the AHR team analyzed heaps of data from each state across 35 different categories including things like behaviors, community and environmental conditions, clinical care, and policy, factoring everything from drug deaths, to air pollution, obesity rates, and stats on smoking. Here's how all 50 states stack up this year, from least to most healthy.