The annual County Health Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work, and play. Not only do County Health Rankings provide a snapshot of health outcomes– length of life and quality of life, it more importantly provides information on the following health factors:
- Health behaviors: tobacco use, diet & exercise, alcohol & drug use, and sexual activity
- Clinical care: access to care and quality of care
- Social and economic factors: education, employment, income, family & social support, and community safety
- Physical environment: air & water quality and housing & transit
Knowing your county health ranking provides a starting point for change in your community. Specifically understanding how your county ranks in terms of health factors can help you move the needle on health outcomes.