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

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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


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

What Works for Health

Policies and programs that can improve health

Access to places for physical activity

Scientifically Supported

Enhancing access to places for physical activity involves changes to local environments (e.g., creating walking trails), building exercise facilities...

Diet and Exercise

Activity programs for older adults

Scientifically Supported

Programs for older adults offer educational, social, or physical activities in group settings that encourage personal interactions, regular...

Diet and Exercise  ·  Family and Social Support

AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange

Scientifically Supported

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Health Care Innovations Exchange profiles new approaches in health care service delivery and...

Quality of Care

Alcohol screening and brief intervention

Scientifically Supported

Alcohol screening and brief intervention programs identify persons with harmful or hazardous alcohol consumption before health and social...

Alcohol and Drug Use

Behavioral interventions: HIV and other STIs

Scientifically Supported

Behavioral interventions aim to improve healthy behavior, psychosocial functioning, and quality of life through individual-level, group-level, and...

Sexual Activity

Bicycle helmet laws

Scientifically Supported

Bicycle helmet laws require bicyclists to wear helmets. Such laws may be established locally or statewide, and may apply to children or to all...

Community Safety

Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) laws

Scientifically Supported

Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) laws set legal limits for driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC). In the United States, lower BAC limits are...

Alcohol and Drug Use

Breastfeeding promotion programs

Scientifically Supported

Breastfeeding promotion programs aim to increase breastfeeding initiation, exclusive breastfeeding, and duration of breastfeeding.

Diet and Exercise

Breath testing checkpoints

Scientifically Supported

Law enforcement officers use breath testing checkpoints, also called sobriety checkpoints, to stop drivers and assess their level of alcohol...

Alcohol and Drug Use

Career Academies

Scientifically Supported

Career academies are small learning communities within high schools that focus on specific vocational fields such as health care, finance, technology...