County Health Rankings

The County Health Rankings measure the health of nearly all counties in the nation and rank 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.

They are based on a model of population health that emphasizes the many factors that, if improved, can help make communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play. Building on the work of America’s Health Rankings, the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute has used this model to rank the health of Wisconsin’s counties every year since 2003.


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Community Health Status Indicators


  • County-level indicators of health
  • Covers 3,141 US counties
  • Approx 200 elements
  • Launched in 2000, in hiatus 2004-2006, but working since then
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