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Community Design

8 07, 2016

County Health Rankings

2016-10-31T08:29:34-04:00July 8th, 2016|

County Health Rankings is a national project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.  The County Health Rankings provide comparative data on a defined set of community health indicators for each city and county in the nation, with each locality ranked against others within its state.  The County Health Rankings are very helpful for starting community conversations about health improvement.  For a variety of technical reasons the County Health Rankings have limited value for designing data-driven community strategies.

The following visualization by Community Health Solutions shows the comparative County Health Rankings for all Virginia localities.  The purpose of this visualization is to […]

8 07, 2016

Healthy People 2020

2016-10-31T08:29:34-04:00July 8th, 2016|

Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to:

  • Encourage collaborations across communities and sectors.
  • Empower individuals toward making informed health decisions.
  • Measure the impact of prevention activities.

Healthy People 2020 can be a valuable resource for defining health improvement objectives. However, the sheer number of Healthy People 2020 objectives (more than 1,400) can be daunting. The following framework provides a searchable database to help you quickly focus on the Healthy People 2020 objectives that are most important for your particular initiative. You can learn […]

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