Message to the Field
It is a pivotal time in the nation as we face the COVID-19 pandemic and renewed calls for racial justice. For more than a decade, the County Health Rankings have examined the multiple factors that impact how long and how well we live and have shown there are stark differences in health and opportunity by place. COVID-19 has exacerbated these differences. While all are suffering, those who came into the pandemic with the fewest opportunities are likely to exit it with an even greater burden. This crisis has only deepened the avoidable and unfair gaps that Black, Latino, Indigenous, and some Asian-American communities faced pre-COVID-19 in jobs with fair pay, housing, education, and more.
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps provides data, evidence, guidance, and examples to elevate how the conditions where we live, learn, work, and play shape health. We are continuously examining the role we can play to support communities’ efforts to improve health and increase equity.
Read our Message to the Field Here
This two-page overview brochure describes the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program as well as the RWJF Culture of Health Prize. For more information, please visit countyhealthrankings.org
What Works? Social and Economic Opportunities to Improve Health for All
Creating Healthy and Equitable Communities
This report outlines key steps toward building healthier and more equitable communities and features specific policies and programs that can improve social and economic opportunities and health for all. Policies and programs that are likely to reduce unfair differences in health outcomes are emphasized.
Social and Economic Opportunities report
What Works? Strategies to Improve Rural Health
Creating Healthier Rural Communities
This report outlines key steps toward building healthy communities—rural, urban, and anywhere in between—along with some specific policies and programs that can improve health. Policies and programs that have been tested in rural communities are highlighted throughout the report.
Strategies to Improve Rural Health
Action Learning Guide: Why Use Data
Explore the many ways you might use data in your own community, from assessing your areas of strength to supporting policy change that will address health inequities.
Why Use Data
Action Learning Guide: Understand and Identify Root Causes of Inequity
Understanding How Inequities Impact Health
Not everyone has access to quality schools, healthy foods, safe neighborhoods and affordable homes. Learn how to identify the underlying factors that create inequities in communities.
Understanding and Identify Root Causes