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County Health Rankings Launches at National Event in Washington, D.C.

Publication date
January 25, 2010

February 17, 2010
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST

Washington, D.C. - Join national, state, and local health leaders for the release of the County Health Rankings, a first-of-its-kind collection of 50 reports – one per state – that ranks all counties within each state on their overall health.

A collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, the Rankings show how counties measure up within each state in terms of how healthy people are, how long they live, and how important factors affect their health, such as tobacco use, obesity, access to healthcare, education, community safety, and air quality.

The County Health Rankings is a new standard for public health and community leaders to use in identifying gaps and developing solutions to improve the health of their communities. This is the first release of what will be an annual snapshot of county-by-county health within each state.

A panel of experts representing public health, health policy, education, and business will react to the rankings and discuss ways to mobilize communities to overcome health barriers and help make communities healthier places to live, learn, work, and play.

WHAT: County Health Rankings briefing

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST
Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Columbus Club at Union Station
50 Massachusetts Av NE
Washington, DC 20002

Watch the webcast

Visit #healthrankings to read Wednesday's Q&A with Patrick Remington, associate dean for public health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. For ongoing updates, follow @RWJF_pubhealth and @CHRankings.


CHR_Overview_Feb_17.pdf (504.99 KB, PDF) CHR_Overview_Feb_17.ppt (4.26 MB, MS-POWERPOINT) CHR National Release.pdf (197.22 KB, PDF)

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