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

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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.

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

What Works for Health

Policies and programs that can improve health

Car seat education & enforcement campaigns

Scientifically Supported

Share information about the importance of proper car seat use and enforce existing laws via checkpoints, dedicated law enforcement officials, etc.

Community Safety

Car seat incentive & education programs

Scientifically Supported

Educate parents and caregivers about proper use of car seats and reward parents and/or children for correct use

Community Safety

Career & technical education for high school graduation

Scientifically Supported

Provide career and technical education (CTE) as an integrated part of an academic curriculum for students at risk of dropping out of high school; also called vocational training


Career Academies

Scientifically Supported

Establish small learning communities in high schools focused on fields such as health care, finance, technology, communications, or public service


Career pathways and sector-focused employment programs

Some Evidence

Provide occupation-specific training in high-growth industries and sectors, combining education and supportive services, usually with stackable credentials and work experience


Carpool & rideshare programs

Expert Opinion

Help commuters share transportation through informal arrangements between individuals, formally arranged dynamic ridesharing programs, or other ride-matching services

Air and Water Quality  ·  Housing and Transit

Case-managed care for community-dwelling frail elders

Some Evidence

Use a case management model for frail elderly patients living independently, coordinating aspects of long-term care such as status assessment, monitoring, advocacy, care planning, etc.

Quality of Care

Cell phone-based support programs

Some Evidence

Deliver real-time ongoing or crisis support to individuals with mental health concerns via mobile phone applications (apps) or texts

Family and Social Support

Cell phone-based tobacco cessation interventions

Scientifically Supported

Deliver tobacco cessation advice and motivational messages via text or video message

Tobacco Use


Scientifically Supported

Provide prenatal care in a group setting, integrating health assessment, education, and support

Access to Care