The 2012 County Health Rankings provide statistical information about health factors for each of Indiana’s 92 counties. According to this ranking, Hamilton and Boone counties rank 1st and 2nd as the “healthiest,” and Pike and Scott counties bring up the “least healthy” at 91st and 92nd.
The rankings are developed based on a combination of health outcomes, factors and policies, including tobacco use, diet, access to care, education level and more.
The Roadmaps to Health were added to allow community planners to consider and predict how certain program or policy changes will result in better health outcomes for a community.
Take the challenge to improve health factors in your community. Up to six communities that work to improve residents’ health will be awarded a $25,000 Roadmaps To Health prize. Webinar is April 24 and intent to apply is May 31.
The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps to Health are collaborative projects of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).