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Project updates, commentaries, events and news about health across the nation from the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps team.

What's New for the 2023 Rankings

Publication date
March 29, 2023

The 2023 County Health Rankings are now available!  

We’re excited to provide new data and resources to improve health. Here’s what you’ll find on our website: 

Updated Rankings, New Measures and Improved Website Features 

With a redesign, we have made it easier to find, use and understand county snapshots, maps, methodology and more!  

Each county now includes a unique description that provides important context for the data that follows in the county snapshot including: 

  • A link to identify the Indigenous nations native to the land 
  • Indication of neighborhoods that have experienced intentional disinvestment through redlining  
  • Characterization of the population density and connection to larger cities

We’ve also added two new measures this year:

  • Voter Turnout: Percentage of citizen population aged 18 or older who voted in the 2020 U.S. presidential election 
  • Census Participation: Percentage of all households that self-responded to the 2020 census by internet, paper questionnaire or telephone


National Findings Report Focuses on Civic Health 
The 2023 National Findings Report highlights the connection between civic health and thriving people and places. Civic health reflects the opportunities people have to participate in their communities. The report examines two elements of civic health: civic infrastructure, the spaces and policies that support opportunities for residents to stay connected, and civic participation, the ways people engage in community life, and how both impact overall health. 
New and Updated What Works for Health Strategies 

To support communities in their efforts to improve civic health, we have included new strategies in the What Works for Health database that increase access to civic spaces to connect, improve governance and resource allocation, and nurture social networks and shared culture. 

The new strategies include: 

In Solidarity Podcast Explores Civic Health in New Season 

Our podcast, In Solidarity, explores the connection between place, power and health. In the upcoming series, we’re featuring interviews with the country’s brightest minds and biggest thinkers on the topic of civic health. Stay tuned and be sure to subscribe to In Solidarity to listen in.  

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