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

The County Health Rankings models and measures

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Explore guides and tools for improving health.

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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.

Tools & Resources

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Tools for Action

This example Call For Proposals (from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota) provides significant funding for healthy communities efforts, and is tied closely to County Health Rankings data and...

Tools for Action

Working Together for Better Health  (NeighborWorks America) highlights training and resources available to support leaders linking health and community development. It can be found in the ...

Tools for Action

LISC Institute for Comprehensive Community Development  (from LISC) spotlights blogs, resources and stories about how community development and health are working together.  It can be found...

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What Counts (from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Urban Institute) outlines opportunities and challenges for the strategic use of data to reduce poverty, improve health, expand...

Tools for Action

NeighborWorks America highlights training and resources available to support government leaders in tackling some of the nation's biggest housing and community development challenges. It can be...

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This website (from the Franklin Regional Council of Governments), is an example of a small rural county using cooperative purchasing to service their region. The Franklin Regional Council of...

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This website (from the National Conference of State Legislatures) provides resources for Health Impact Assessments. NCSL is a bipartisan champion providing resources and tools to improve the quality...

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This website (from Youth Empowered Solutions) provides tools and resources for engaging young people in work that challenges them to develop skills, gain critical awareness, and participate in...

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This site (from the Catholic Health Association of the United States) provides clarity about what qualifies as community benefit investments. It can be found in the Healthcare Professionals...

Tools for Action

This is a free online tool (from, registration required) that provides a template for planning your advocacy/policy evaluation approach. 

It can be found in:...