New Data: County Health Rankings

Data and maps from the 2017 County Health Rankings are now available on Community Commons. Search the Map Room for the term “CHR 2017” to view the full list of County Health Rankings data.

What are County Health Rankings?

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps¬†program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. These organizations work together to produce annual¬†rankings for 30+ indicators. County Health Rankings provide “a snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities.”

The goals of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program are to:

  • Build awareness of the multiple factors that influence health;
  • Provide a reliable, sustainable source of local data and evidence to communities to help them identify opportunities to improve their health;
  • Engage and activate local leaders from many sectors in creating sustainable community change; and
  • Connect and empower community leaders working to improve health.

How are communities using County Health Rankings to support their work?

County Health Rankings Action Cycle

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps site provides a host of tools and resources to support the use of the data to drive positive change in communities. A few of our favorite resources include:

Where can I find County Health Rankings data on Community Commons?

You can search the Map Room for “CHR 2017” to view the full list of County Health Rankings data available to map. The Commons also has historical County Health Rankings data from 2016 and 2014. Below are a few maps to help get you started in exploring the County Health Rankings data in our Map Room.

Map of County Health Rankings for Access to Mental Health Care Providers

Click the map to zoom to your area.

Map of the County Health Rankings Diabetes Screening data

Click the map to zoom to your area.

County Health Ranking map of violent crime

Click the map to zoom to your area.

How are you using County Health Rankings data in your community? Tell us about it in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter.

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