Research Grants

The goal of these research grants is to provide scholarly inquiry from outside the program to identify potential improvements to the Rankings that will increase their strategic use and impact. Researchers work independently or collaboratively to address a set of questions that aligns with the CHR&R program goals (http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/about-us). Priority is given to researchers who intend to:

  • Build awareness of the multiple factors that influence health, AND
  • Provide a reliable, sustainable source of local data and evidence to communities to help them identify opportunities to improve their health.

No research grants opportunities are currently open.

Current Research Initiatives

2019 Funded Awards

University of California Los Angeles

Development of a county-level, health equity measure

Rutgers University

Improvement upon peer county methodology using county social, economic, demographic, and physical characteristics

Drexel University

Comparison of crude and model based estimates for key County Health Rankings measures