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.

Tools & Resources


The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 101 presentation with speaker notes provides an overview of why we rank, what we rank, and how to use the County Health Roadmaps tools...

Tools for Action

 Visualizing the Data provides a guide to maps and other ways of interpreting data. It can be found in Visualizing the Data.

Tools for Action

Rankings Trend Graphs (from CHR&R) provides additional guidance for interpreting trend graphs included in your County Health Rankings county snapshot. It can be found in Rankings Measures....

Tools for Action

Finding More Data provides an overview of and links to state and national data sources. It can be found in Finding More Data.

Tools for Action

The Center for Story-based Strategy and the Interaction Institute for Social Change have partnered to create the 4th box toolkit. The toolkit keeps ideas flowing for how to frame equity. It can...

Tools for Action

Broadening Your View (from CHR&R) is a section from Using the Rankings Data helps you widen your focus beyond the specific measures included in the Rankings. It can be found in Broadening...

Tools for Action

IAP2’s Public Participation Spectrum (from the International Association for Public Participation) helps group define the public’s role in any public participation process. It can be found under ...

Tools for Action

Making Use of Your Snapshot (from CHR&R) helps you navigate the information in your county’s snapshot and identify key areas where you may wish to look for additional data. It can be found in ...

Tools for Action

Exploring the Data (from CHR&R) helps you get the most out of the Rankings and the wealth of underlying data. It can be found in Exploring the Data.


This document provides a two-page summary of steps in the Action Center's Assess Needs & Resources guide. It can be found in Assess Needs & Resources.