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County Health Rankings

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin released the first-ever county-by-county health rankings at a briefing in Washington, D.C. The County Health Rankings give public health and community leaders a simple way to measure the health of every county in every state in the nation, so they can see how well they are doing and where they need to improve.  To view the county rankings for all 50 states on the interactive County Health Rankings website click here.

Each county is ranked within the state on how healthy people are and how long they live. They also are ranked on key factors that affect health such as: smoking, obesity, binge drinking, access to primary care providers, rates of high school graduation, rates of violent crime, air pollution levels, liquor store density, unemployment rates and number of children living in poverty.  Other studies have ranked states on health factors, but this is the first time researchers have examined the multiple factors that affect health in each county in all 50 states.  For more information click here.  To read the press release click here.

Link to resource: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/
Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin
Date: 2010

Category:Sector -> Health
Category:Type of Resource -> Data
Category:Type of Resource -> Website