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POPULATION HEALTH: County Health Rankings adapted to be used nationally

The County Health Rankings program, in existence since 2002, provides an annual look at how well counties within a given state are doing on health indicators compared to other counties in the same state. There are currently over 3,000 counties participating. The purpose of this study, funded by Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA, was to adapt the original methodology so that counties could be compared nationally, not just within state. Data from Kaiser Permanente’s Community Health Report are included to illustrate the metrics that are included. Two national maps showing county comparisons are also included.

Stiefel, Matthew C., and others. “Using the County Health Rankings Framework to Create National Percentile Scores for Health Outcomes and Health Factors.” The Permanente Journal 25 (Winter 2021). Full text free: http://www.thepermanentejournal.org/files/2020/tpj20012.pdf


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