2019 State Release_Florida

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.

Understanding the Intersection Between Financial Health and Infant Mortality

Join us on September 25 as the Florida Institute for Health Innovation hosts Understanding the Intersection Between Financial Health and Infant Mortality. This convening, funded by County Health Rankings (CHR) & Roadmaps, will take place concurrently with the September 25 PBC-FIMR Case Review Team Meeting and will focus on the intersection of financial health and infant mortality, a key indicator of the quality of life of a community.

Topics will explore the socioeconomic factors shown to have the highest impact on fetal and infant health outcomes, as well as spotlight Palm Beach County as a case study for what is working to reduce racial disparities, discuss what more can be done to replicate this success at both local and state-levels, and show how data can be used to support this effort.

The event will take place from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and can be attended virtually through Go-To-Webinar. To register, please fill out this form. If you have any questions about the event, feel free to reach out to amasood@flhealthinnovation.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.

2019 State Release_Florida

Read the County Health Rankings 2019 report

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 to access Florida’s Rankings data and tools to help improve the health of your community