County Health Rankings & Roadmap compare the health of nearly all of the 3,000+ counties in the United States to others within its own state, and supports coalitions tackling the myriad social, economic and environmental influences on health.
The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities. That is why we also provide the Roadmaps that provide guidance and tools to understand the data, and strategies that communities can use to move from education to action.
The program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute to measure the progress of building a Culture of Health.
What happens in a hospital or a doctor's office is only a small piece of the puzzle. The County Health Rankings pull together a wide array of data to assess the health of counties across the country.
Data is a powerful tool in any community’s work to build a Culture of Health. Here are three ways communities, including those that have won the foundation’s annual Culture of Health Prize, put data to good use.
RWJF's Don Schwarz highlights the need to take steps that will reduce health risks caused by segregation and lead to more equitable, healthier communities.