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County Health Rankings

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation together with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute has created the first ever county-level health rankings. The rankings, available online, include a variety of health outcome indicators (e.g., morbidity and mortality, low birthweight, health status), and factors that affect health ranging from health behaviors (e.g., rates of smoking and obesity), clinical care (e.g., uninsured rates, preventable hospital stays), socioeconomic factors (e.g., crime, poverty, and education), and the physical environment (e.g., air pollution, access to healthy foods, and liquor store density).

The site is a great way to see how your community rates within your state, or compare your county to other counties around the country. I strongly encourage you to check it out and spread the word. You might be surprised at how you and your neighbors come out in the end.

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Posted by on March 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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