2015 County Health Rankings to be Released March 25th

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) is proud to be assisting the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute in promoting the release of the 2015 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.  The 2015 Rankings will be released March 25th.

Nearly every county in the country is ranked on health outcomes (how healthy we are) and on health factors (how healthy we can be).  The County Health Rankings illustrate what makes people sick or healthy, while the County Health Roadmaps show what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play. The Roadmaps are about making changes to improve our health by building connections with local and national partners. Together people from all different areas, education, transportation, public health, business and more can use the Roadmaps to implement strategies to improve health.

In advance of the release, learn more about the Rankings & Roadmaps from taped and upcoming webinars.  A March 17th webinar will explore how to use Rankings data to engage communities and potential partners in their community health assessment and improvement efforts.  Tools and key messages that can help your community use the March 25th Rankings release to garner attention and support your community health improvement efforts will be highlighted.  View and register for webinars here.

Also, on April 8th, 2015 IMPH, in conjunction with several partners including the South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (SCAPA), will host the “A How-To for South Carolina PA’s: Communities & Practices Join the Obesity Fight” teleconference.  Supported by the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, this teleconference will discuss several topics including the 2015 County Health Rankings, the South Carolina SCale Down Initiative and the Let’s GO 5-2-1-0! Childhood Obesity Toolkit. During the live tele-educational event, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about each individual topic.  To register for the event please click here.

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