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

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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.

Assessing Community Needs & Resources


This tool (from Community Tool Box) includes 21 sections mostly dedicated to different methods for collecting information (e.g., Conducting Focus Groups, Conducting Surveys, and Qualitative Methods to Assess Community Issues). Many of these sections are referenced in the steps in this section, but if you would like an overview of all methods, explore this chapter of the Community Tool Box. 

It can be found in:
- Assess Needs & Resources under Prepare to assess, Collect primary data, and Learning and Resources
- Evaluate Actions under Establish data collection and analysis systems

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