County Health Rankings

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute have released the eighth annual County Health Rankings. The County Health Rankings show us where we live matters to our health and provide counties with an annual check-up of their health. The Rankings provide local-level data that allows each county to compare with the other counties in their state on a range of factors that influence health—jobs, education, housing, community safety, diet and exercise, and other areas to ensure that every community is a healthy place to live, learn, work, and play. Learn more at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

What are the County Health Rankings? 

The report, produced by the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program (CHR&R), explores what accounts for these differences between counties and what can be done to close the gaps in health.

Read the 2015 Florida Health Gaps report here. 

Each year the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute release the County Rankings to compare nearly every county in the United States on 30 factors that influence how well and long people live including high school graduation rates, violent crime rates, child poverty rates, obesity rates, smoking rates, access to mental health providers and dentists and teen births.

 

The Rankings are meant to generate conversation about the ways that communities can work together to improve the conditions that affect our health.

Click here for 2016 County Health Rankings Messaging Tools

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