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County health rankings target social determinants of health
Modern Healthcare

Life expectancy in the U.S. is solidly linked to a person’s ZIP code, but communities can take meaningful steps to improve the health of their residents, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The foundation’s sixth annual County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, a joint project with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, ranks the health of each state’s county against the healthiest county in the state and provides strategies for improvement. It doesn’t compare counties from different states.