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The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (link: rwjf.org) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (link: uwphi.pophealth.wisc.edu). County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income, and teen births in nearly every county in America. The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities.

County Health Rankings provides an interactive map of the United States that allows the user to compare counties within a state using rankings based on a number of health factors. For a given county, users can also view data for individual health metrics as well as a limited number of trend graphs. Users can then view a map of the state color coded by any one of these individual health factors.

County Health Rankings also provides a description of each health measure, information on why it is useful, and information on the data source used to provide data for the measure. Maps of the counties for a given state color coded by health ranking is available for download. All of the data used on the site can be downloaded as a Microsoft Excel document.

Link: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/

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