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

The County Health Rankings models and measures

Our Approach

The County Health Rankings model of population health

What can I do?

Action Center

Explore guides and tools for improving health.

What Works for Health

Explore programs and policies that work!

What can I learn from others?


Key findings from the last four years of County Health Rankings and other national reports.

County-by-County Blog

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

Premature Death

The County Health Rankings seek to quantify and compare the health status of county populations by measuring the burden of premature deaths (premature mortality), an important measure of a population’s health. Premature deaths are deaths that occur before a person reaches an expected age (e.g. age 75). Many of these deaths are considered to be preventable.

Outcome Tabs

Explore the Data