UW Health Sciences Library

March 20, 2018

New County Health Rankings Show Differences in Health and Opportunity by Place and Race

“For nearly a decade, the County Health Rankings have shown that where we live makes a difference in how well and how long we live. This year, our analyses show that meaningful health gaps persist not only by place but also by race and ethnicity.

These gaps are largely influenced by differences in opportunities – from a lack of access to quality health care to a lack of safe, affordable housing – that disproportionately affect people of color. This year’s Key Findings Report shows some troubling trends that stand in the way of good health.”