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How Healthy is Our County? 2012 County Health Rankings. County Health Rankings : Background. What : State-by-state rankings of the health of each county in the United States Who : The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI)

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How healthy is our county 2012 county health rankings
How Healthy is Our County?2012 County Health Rankings


County health rankings background
County Health Rankings: Background

  • What: State-by-state rankings of the health of each county in the United States

  • Who: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI)

  • When: Annually – 2012 Data Released April 3

  • Where: www.countyhealthrankings.org


Why county health rankings
Why County Health Rankings?

  • Where we live matters to our health

  • The Rankings helps counties see where they are doing well and where they are not, so they can make changes to improve health.

  • Health is everyone’s business


Why rank
Why Rank?

  • Simplify complex data.

  • Serve as a hook.

  • Media coverage.

  • Add context.

  • Opportunity to engage full community in taking action.



Health outcomes
Health Outcomes

  • Health Outcomes

  • Today’sHealth

  • Mortality (50%):

    • Measures of how long we live

  • Morbidity (50%):

    • Measures of how well we live


Health factors
Health Factors

  • Health Factors

  • Tomorrow’s Health

  • Health behaviors (30%)

  • Clinical care (20%)

  • Social and economic factors (40%)

  • Physical environment (10%)


Using county health rankings
Using County Health Rankings

  • The Rankings help counties see where they are doing well and where they are not so they can make changes to improve health.

  • The Rankings help counties see how they compare to other counties in their state, and which of their neighbors they might learn from.


Using the county health rankings roadmaps
Using the County Health Rankings & ROADMAPS

  • Look at additional data in your community to fully understand your strengths and challenges

  • Share the County Health Rankings with leaders in your community

  • Use the County Health Roadmaps to identify policies and programs to address key challenge areas

  • Work with others to identify funds for new program areas

  • Work with elected officials and leaders to implement policies to support health


Spotlight on action
Spotlight on Action

  • In Wyandotte County, Kansas, the Mayor is working with others in the community to improve residents’ health by expanding access to healthier foods; passing a Complete Streets policy to make the community more walk-able and bicycle friendly; providing health education in neighborhoods; and increasing education support for low-income children.

  • After seeing its low ranking, leaders in Genesee County, Michigan, implemented a plan that fosters workplace wellness. Commit to Fit!, a campaign to increase physical activity uses a focused social marketing strategy and a new web-based interactive tool to engage local residents in “fun, simple ways to practice healthy behaviors.” Over 50 employers are participating.

  • In Davidson County, Tennessee, the Mayor is highlighting health as a an overarching priority vital to the success of the city. Working with other, leadership in Nashville are focusing on improving opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity, improving Nashville’s schools, ensuring public safety, and economic development


How healthy is our county
How Healthy is Our County?

  • (Insert your county’s ranking)

  • Our community needs to improve (fill in health factor).


TAKING ACTION IN OUR COUNTY

Our community is taking action by

(fill in specific actions).


Health factors potential partners
Health factors & potential partners

Tobacco use

Diet & exercise

HEALTH BEHAVIORS

  • Labor unions

  • Neighborhood organizations

  • Economic development

  • Community members

  • Wellness coordinators

  • Bar owners/tenders

  • Healthcare providers

  • Community members

  • Business owners

  • Educators

  • Advocacy groups

  • Policymakers

  • United Way

  • Law enforcement

  • Addiction specialists

  • Educators

  • Advocacy groups

  • Policymakers

  • Faith leaders

Alcohol use

Sexual activity

Access to care

CLINICAL CARE

  • Community members

  • Foresters

  • Community members

  • Advocacy groups

  • Planning/zoning

  • Transportation

  • Healthcare providers

  • Ombudsmen

Quality of care

Education

Employment

SOCIAL & ECONOMIC FACTORS

Income

Family & social support

Community safety

Environmental quality

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

Built environment


Get involved
Get Involved

  • You can help by (fill in specific invitations and contact people)



For more information
For More Information:

www.countyhealthrankings.org


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