2021 County Health Rankings Data
Good health allows people to fulfill their potential and thrive. For more than 10 years, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a program of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, has examined the multiple factors that impact health and sparked conversations with leaders from all levels and sectors about why where we live matters to our health. The Rankings make it clear that health is influenced by many factors beyond medical care such as safe, affordable housing, employment and access to transportation, green space and nutritious foods — factors that communities can do something about. While the data used to calculate ranks for the 2021 Rankings are from 2019 and earlier and therefore do not yet reflect the impact of COVID-19, they show the differences in health and opportunity by place and highlight health barriers disproportionately impacting communities of color and families with lower incomes that were likely worsened by the pandemic. The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program has updated its web site with new data and resources to help communities take action.
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