Researchers measured counties on 25 health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, family and social support and other factors affecting health.
Committed to Improving Health in Every Community
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps can be put to use right away by leaders in government, business, health care, and every citizen motivated to work together to create a culture of health in their community.
Recognizing Innovative Solutions for healthier communities
These six communities are creating a culture of health in their backyards. They were selected in 2013 from more than 160 applicants for their innovative strategies.
Applications are now closed for the 2014 Roadmaps to Health Prize. Winners will be announced in June 2014.
The 2013 Prize Winners
RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize
These inspiring towns and cities are blazing a trail toward better health. RWJF honors these communities for taking bold steps to enable healthier choices for their citizens.
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