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2012 County Health Rankings Released

County Health Rankings 2012 was released on April 3, 2012. The County Health Rankings measures the health of nearly all counties in the nation and ranks them within states. The Rankings are compiled using county-level measures from a variety of national and state data sources. These measures are standardized and combined using scientifically-informed weights.

This year’s edition includes the addition of the County Health Roadmaps to show what can be done to create healthier places to live, learn, work, and play.

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is intended to help communities create solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy in their own communities, focusing on specific factors that we know affect health, such as education and income.  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation collaborates with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute to provide this program to cities, counties and states across the nation.

Visit the website and see how your county ranks: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org.

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