Health Factors

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Many things influence how well and how long we live. Health Factors represent those things we can improve to live longer and healthier lives. They are indicators of the future health of our communities.

No single factor determines an individual’s or community’s health. Instead, intersecting factors – from air and water quality to housing conditions – create overall health. We highlight opportunities for improvement by summarizing the health of nearly every county in the nation across four Health Factors: