County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, A Healthier Nation, County by County

Learn about the data & methods

Our Approach

The County Health Rankings model of population health

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Action Center

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What Works for Health

Find effective policy/program strategies

What can I learn from others?

County-by-County Blog

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

RWJF Culture of Health Prize

The RWJF Culture of Health Prize honors and elevates U.S. communities that are making great strides in their journey toward better health.

Health Outcomes

Health outcomes in the County Health Rankings represent how healthy a county is. We measure two types of health outcomes: how long people live (length of life) and how healthy people feel while alive (quality of life).

 

 

Length of Life (Mortality)

We examine mortality (or death) data to find out how long people live. More specifically, we measure what are known as premature deaths (deaths before age 75).

Quality of Life (Morbidity)

Quality of life refers to how healthy people feel while alive. Specifically, we report on the measures of their health-related quality of life (their overall health, physical health, and mental health) and we also look at birth outcomes (in this case, babies born with a low birthweight).

What Works for Health

Learn about policies and programs that can improve health in your community.