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2014 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winner: Williamson, West Virginia

Two words not normally paired together – coal and sustainability – have been a driving force behind Williamson, West Virginia’s mission to build a Culture of Health. Coal has brought prosperity to the town of Williamson for generations, but as the...

Efforts to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes by the Midwest Business Group on Health

The Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH), based in Chicago, is raising awareness about the importance of full term births and best practices for maternity care. The organization is working to reduce the number of non-medically related, elective-C...

Connecting the Dots in Fulton County, GA: Working Together to Save Lives

According to the 2013 County Health Rankings , Fulton County, Georgia ranks 29 out of 156 on overall health, yet 55,000 adults and 25,000 children in the county suffer from asthma. Tragically some of them die, including most recently, a 10 year old...

Never Giving Up: Addressing Drug Addiction in Scott County, Indiana

What would you do if the county you’d lived in and loved for many decades was ranked the least healthy county in your state for three years running? What if just days after this year’s Rankings release Reuter News Service began investigating why your county has the highest rate of prescription drug deaths in a six county area? This is the situation faced by the people of Scott County, Indiana. It would be understandable if their response was to give up in frustration, but that’s far from the reality.

Rockingham County, North Carolina Establishes Task Force to Identify the Root Causes of Its Poor Health Rankings, Develops Recommendations

Rockingham County, dubbed as North Carolina’s North Star, is nestled at the tip of the Northern Piedmont Triad region and cradled by the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Though Rockingham County is mostly rural (county size – 572 square miles with a population of approximately 93,063), its communities still offer small-town living balanced with 21st century amenities.

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