The 2014 County Health Rankings were released today March 26, 2014. For
the fifth year in a row, counties can see a snapshot of how healthy their
residents are, and look at data across 29 factors that are linked to
health. The Rankings allow communities to see county-by-county where they
are doing well and where they need to improve. This years Rankings
include new factors, such as housing, transportation, food environment,
and access to mental health providers which help to paint an even more
comprehensive of what impacts a communitys health.
They can found at http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/
Another exciting addition is a County Health Rankings National Report
which will capture national and regional trends and offer an in-depth look
at five key factors that are tied particularly closely to health outcomes:
children in poverty, college attendance, physical inactivity, smoking and
preventable hospital stays.