2012 County Health Rankings: County Profiles

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Apr 03, 2012


Kansas Health Institute


With the release of the 2012 County Health Rankings, Kansas counties can see how they compare with their neighbors so they can identify where they are doing well and where they need to improve.

This year’s rankings show that Riley County is the healthiest among Kansas counties, followed by Johnson, Doniphan, Ellis and Coffey. A cluster of Southeast counties continue to rank among the least healthy, with Woodson occupying the last spot, followed by Montgomery, Chautauqua, Wyandotte and Cherokee.

What we know

The 2012 County Health Rankings help us see how where we live, learn, work and play influences how healthy we are and how long we live.

What we can do

While the Rankings help counties see how they compare to their neighbors so they can identify where they are doing well and where they need to improve, the new County Health Roadmaps help communities see what steps they need to take to remove barriers to good health.

At the County Health Roadmaps, visitors will find:

    • An Action Center with information about ways to help build community health.
    • Opportunities for funding and other resources.
    • Connections to help people collaborate and share ideas.

What could happen

County Health Rankings for all 50 states are available at countyhealthrankings.org.

About Kansas Health Institute

The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.

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