Continuing the work of the County Health Rankings to improve community health

This grant support will continue the production, dissemination and promotion of the County Health Rankings, which score the health of every county in the nation and show that much of what affects health occurs outside of the doctor's office, for the next two years. Published annually by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) since 2010, the Rankings help counties understand what influences how healthy residents are and how long they will live. Deliverables will include annual releases of the Rankings in 2013 and 2014; updated Web content and functionality; and ongoing outreach, training and technical assistance to promote the use of the Rankings. New in this grant period will be the development and launch of a tool to allow Rankings users to track community-level progress in health improvement; development of Web and mobile-device applications to connect Rankings data to new users; collaboration with up to six external research teams to increase the utility of the Rankings; and submission of at least six articles in peer-reviewed journals. UWPHI will continue to collaborate with RWJF and its communications partners on the dissemination and promotion of the Rankings and will contract with a communications strategist to serve as the communications director for the entire County Health Rankings & Roadmaps initiative.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $4,607,353.00

Awarded on: 9/4/2012

Time frame: 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2014

Grant Number: 69835


University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Avenue
Madison, 53705-2221


Bridget Booske Catlin
Project Director


Patrick L. Remington
Project Director