2020 County Health Rankings: County Profiles

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Mar 18, 2020


Kansas Health Institute


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The annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI), are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

An easy-to-use snapshot that compares counties within states, for the past decade, the Rankings show that where you live influences how well and how long you live. This year’s Kansas State Report shows fundamental differences across and within counties in the opportunity for families and children to thrive.

In addition to the county-level data, the Rankings also features What Works for Health, a database of more than 400 evidence-informed strategies to support local changemakers as they take steps toward expanding opportunities. Each strategy is rated for its evidence of effectiveness and likely impact on health disparities. The Take Action Center also provides valuable guidance for communities who want to move with data to action.

The Kansas Health Institute has produced individual county profiles that include a five-year comparison of County Health Rankings data and the “drivers,” or measures with the greatest impact, on the rankings in each county. For more information, view the reports available from this page.

Additional information about the 2020 County Health Rankings will be posted later, so please check back! In the meantime, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need assistance with understanding the rankings for your county.

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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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