County Health Rankings: Helping Communities Become Healthy Place to Live, Learn, Work and Play

Where we live, learn, work and play matters to our health.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute have released the third annual County Health Rankings. Nearly every county in the country is ranked on health outcomes (how healthy we are) and on health factors (how healthy we can be). Examples of specific measures used to calculate the Rankings include: adult smoking, obesity, binge drinking, access to primary care physicians, rates of high school graduation, rates of violent crime, air pollution levels, unemployment rates and number of children living in poverty. This information helps counties see where they are doing well and where improvement is needed to ensure that every community is a healthy place to live, learn, work and play. Learn more at

County Health Rankings is a “call to action” for communities to work together to develop policies and programs that help people lead healthier lives. The Rankings are a key component of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

Leadership for Healthy Communities is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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