How healthy are the residents of Berks County? Of Lancaster County? Of Lebanon County?
Click on the links below to see key county factor comparisons among the three counties and the entire state:
“The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. We believe America can become a nation where getting healthy, staying healthy, and making sure our children grow up healthy are top priorities. We have a vision of an America where we all strive together to build a national culture of health that enables all in our diverse society to lead healthy lives, now and for generations to come.
“The goals of the program are to:
- Build awareness of the multiple factors that influence health
- Provide a reliable, sustainable source of local data to communities to help them identify opportunities to improve their health
- Engage and activate local leaders from many sectors in creating sustainable community change, and
- Connect & empower community leaders working to improve health.
By clicking here or on the graphic below, you’ll be able to find (and compare) information about every county in the nation and find out more about the “vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income, and teen births in nearly every county in America. The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities. That is why we also provide the Roadmaps that provide guidance and tools to understand the data, and strategies that communities can use to move from education to action. The Roadmaps are helping communities bring people together from all walks of life to look at the many factors that influence health, focus on strategies that we know work, learn from each other, and make changes that will have a lasting impact on health. ”