Today, the University of Wisconsin and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched www.countyhealthrankings.org, a website that examines the health of each county in the United States and ranks them accordingly. This is a wonderful resource for both patients and health providers that examines health at the local community level.
Health disparities exist here in our own country. This new comprehensive database is an evidence based perspective so we can begin to address these issues.
All key stakeholders must be engaged if we are going to make a difference. Where does your county rank and how will you address these disparities?