In Colorado, we often refer to the importance of geographic and demographic variation within our state. However, when we discuss how Colorado performs as a state with respect to health indicators and risk factors, we sometimes miss this variation.
The County Health Rankings, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides county-specific data for communities across the country to better understand how they compare to others. For example, the map pictured summarizes rankings for Colorado’s 64 counties according to their “health outcomes” or rates of mortality and morbidity.
(The county with the best health outcomes, Pitkin County, is ranked #1.)
To access the County Health Rankings and find many more maps, please click here.