Explore Health Rankings

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.

Read Our Reports

Review key findings from our annual County Health Rankings, along with other state and national reports.

Use the Data

Find and understand the data you need - in this site and beyond - to move to action.

What and Why We Rank

Our Rankings show how healthy a community is using more than 30 measures - providing a starting point for action on improving health for all. Dig deeper to learn more about our approach to measuring health, and why ranking is a helpful starting point to address health disparities.

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Our Methods

Learn about the science and analysis we use to calculate our Rankings.

Why Ranks Change

Understand why ranks change and what it may tell you about your community's progress.

Download Rankings Data and Documentation

Find national and state level data, maps, and technical documentation.

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Compare Counties

Find and compare counties similar to yours based on key demographic, social, and economic indicators.

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