County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

2019 County Health Rankings

How Healthy is Your Community?

The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play.
They provide a starting point for change in communities.

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What Works

Maximize your chances of success by choosing policies and programs that have been shown to work in real life and that are a good fit for your community. Our What Works for Health database provides evidence summaries and ratings for policies, programs, and systems changes that can improve health. A sampling of them is included below.

Establish a break from the school day, typically before lunch, that involves planned, inclusive, actively supervised games or activities; also called semi-structured, or structured...

Incorporate classroom-based physical activities, such as classroom energizers, into academic lessons or as a break, usually for elementary students

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

Offer young children opportunities to eat healthy foods and engage in physical activity by providing fresh fruits and vegetables, incorporating physical activity into daily...

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Take Action

The Action Center lays out a series of steps for creating healthy communities. Explore each of the seven steps below to find guidance and tools for taking action.

Winners of the 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize announced!

From the Florida coast to the Alaskan islands, the 2019 Culture of Health Prize winners are tackling challenging issues through frank and open conversations, and creating inclusive spaces for taking action.

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