Project updates, commentaries, events and news about health across the nation from the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps team.

Join us at APHA!

Thursday, October 27, 2016
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Come and visit us at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. Oct. 29-Nov. 2 at Booth 707 and attend our presentations.

Monday, Oct. 31:

  • Opportunities to Improve: Using County Health Rankings Data to Explore Health Gaps within States (8:30-10:30 a.m.) Elizabeth Pollock, a University of Wisconsin-Madison doctoral candidate in Population Health Sciences and Applied Statistics, and project assistant with the County Health Rankings will discuss the gaps in opportunities and health outcomes that exist county by county and provide information to help identify population needs and opportunities to improve health for all.
  • Local Data Landscape-Mapping: Current Needs, Opportunities, and Efforts to Develop Sub-County Measures of Health (2:30-4:00 pm) Marjory Givens, Deputy Director of Data and Science at County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, along with partners from the Missouri Hospital Association, Washington University of School of Medicine, and New York State Department of Health, will offer an overview of the sub-county data landscape and discuss the challenges and opportunities with approaches to providing local communities with a more refined health snapshot.

Do you want to learn how County Health Rankings data be applied to community health or influencing policy? Check out Making the most out of community data: County Health Rankings Research Projects to learn more.

Stop by our booth (707) to learn more about our program and meet our Community Coaches: Ericka Burroughs-Girardi, Justin Rivas, and Janna West Kowalski.

For a full list of sessions and events at this year’s conference and exposition, see APHA’s website.