Data: County Health Rankings

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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?

The Map Room has 2018 County Health Rankings data available for you to place onto a location map. After choosing your location, simply enter CHR in the search box and a list of data will populate. Examples are below.




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