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

Download Rankings Data

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Learn about the data & methods

Our Approach

Our model of population health

Ranking Methods

How Rankings are calculated

Using the Rankings Data

How to understand and go beyond the Rankings

Measuring Progress

Guide to understanding the health trends in your community

What can I do?

Action Center

Guides and tools for improving health

What Works for Health

Find effective policy/program strategies

What can I learn from others?

Community Grants

Local action to change policies or systems

National Partners

Learn about our partners in improving health

Stories

How communities are improving health

Projects Showcase

Examples of ways people are using the Rankings data

RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Learn about communities making a difference and how to apply

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

What Works for HealthLearn about policies and programs that can improve health
in your community.