County Health Calculator

The County Health Calculator app showed, for the nation, states, and counties, the impact that social factors like education and income have on health and wellbeing. It explored how many premature deaths and cases of diabetes could be avoided in communities if more people had the better health that is so strongly linked with more education and higher income. And since health impacts have profound financial implications for communities, the Calculator also examined how the costs of diabetes care fall as education and income improve.

The 2012 County Health Calculator interactive app was developed by researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center on Human Needs with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.