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.
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.