Place Matters In 2018 County Health Rankings

In its annual ranking of health and well-being for every U.S. county, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation includes an explicit call to action for community leaders to examine local data and learn more about the place-based factors that lead to poor outcomes. Among the key findings, rural counties continue to have the highest child poverty rates, particularly for minority populations. This year’s report takes a closer look at social and economic factors, racial segregation among them, and includes measures for education, employment, income, family and social support, and community safety. Read more