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

The County Health Rankings models and measures

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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?

Reports

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.

What Works for Health

Policies and programs that can improve health

Condom availability programs

Scientifically Supported

Provide condoms free of charge or at a reduced cost in community and school-based settings

Sexual Activity

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

Some Evidence

Support the federal-state partnership that pays participating land owners an annual rental rate for removing environmentally sensitive land from production and introducing conservation practices on the land

Air and Water Quality

Conservation tillage practices

Scientifically Supported

Encourage methods of soil cultivation that keep at least one-third of cultivated soil covered with the previous year’s crop residue (e.g., mulch till, ridge till, strip till, or no-till)

Air and Water Quality

Consumer participation in health care governance

Expert Opinion

Involve consumers in health care governance via roles on governing boards, advisory committees, or shorter-term special projects

Quality of Care

Consumer-directed health plans

Mixed Evidence

Establish high deductible health plans, often paired with pre-tax medical expense accounts such as Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) or Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

Quality of Care

Court mandated programs for perpetrators of intimate partner violence

Mixed Evidence

Expand court-referred intimate partner violence offenders’ understanding of abuse, teach alternative reactions, and work to change gender role attitudes; also called batterer intervention programs (BIPs)

Community Safety

Cultural competence training for health care professionals

Scientifically Supported

Increase health care providers’ skills and knowledge to understand and respond to cultural differences, value diversity, etc. via factual information, skills training, and other efforts

Quality of Care

Culturally adapted health care

Scientifically Supported

Tailor health care to patients’ norms, beliefs, and values, as well as their language and literacy skills

Quality of Care

Cure Violence Health model

Some Evidence

Detect and intervene in potentially violent situations, educate and mobilize communities, and connect high-risk individuals to services; formerly called Chicago CeaseFire

Community Safety

DARE to be You

Expert Opinion

Provide weekly group workshops with family meals that focus on building parenting skills and children’s resilience among high-risk families with preschoolers

Education

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