Leading a healthy lifestyle is easier if you live in a community that has access to healthy foods, safe and accessible bike paths and sidewalks, a good education system, a strong economy, supportive relationships and networks, and quality health care. Unfortunately, there are location-based disparities throughout the nation and many people live in communities where leading a healthy lifestyle is difficult.
The County Health Rankings, released annually by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, illustrates these disparities, provides an annual check-up of the health of counties within each state and shows that where we live, learn, work and play matters to our health. The 2012 County Health Rankings will be released this Spring.
- Read the full article by Angela Russell via Congress for the New Urbanism