Conducted by 50 state health departments and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; provides state-specific information (and some community-level information) about a variety of issues including alcohol use, obesity, nutrition and physical activity, tobacco use, and more.
Rankings are based on a model of population health that emphasizes the many factors that, if improved, can help make communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Univ of Wisconsin Population Health Institution
Each county receives a summary rank for its health outcomes and health factors and also for the four different types of health factors: health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment
The 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.
Rankings are compiled using county-level measures from a variety of national and state data sources.
Detailed demographic, language fluency (where relevant), education, economic, insurance coverage and health status information, and full census reports from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health.
Evidence-based Practice collection for mental and substance use disorders. Items include Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, and other science-based resources.
From the CDC's Office of Public Health Genomics; contains an overview of the condition or disease, a discussion of the population affected, recommendations for health management, and links for further reading.