About Us

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) is a program of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

The CHR&R program provides data, evidence, guidance, and examples to build awareness of the multiple factors that influence health and support leaders in growing community power to improve health equity. The Rankings are unique in their ability to measure the health of nearly every county in all 50 states, and are complemented by guidance, tools, and resources designed to accelerate community learning and action. CHR&R is known for effectively translating and communicating complex data and evidence-informed policy into accessible models, reports, and products that deepen the understanding of what makes communities healthy and inspires and supports improvement efforts. County Health Rankings & Roadmaps’ work is rooted in a sincere belief in health equity, the idea that everyone deserves a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. 


About the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute

The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute advances health and well-being for all by developing and evaluating interventions and promoting evidence-based approaches to policy and practice at the local, state, and national levels. The Institute works across the full spectrum of factors that contribute to health and equity. The Institute promotes an exchange of expertise between those in academia and those in the policy and practice arena.  

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For more than 45 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has worked to improve health and health care. RWJF works alongside others to build a national Culture of Health that provides everyone in the United States a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. RWJF provides support for the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation. For more information visit RWJF.org.