County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Releases What Works for Health
On Wednesday September 26th 2012, the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps announced a new tool called What Works for Health. This resource can be used to find effective policies and programs to improve the many factors that affect health in communities. The tool was designed by experts at the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute to provide individuals with an easy-to-use searchable menu of policies and programs that are supported by evidence. The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) is proud to promote this resource in South Carolina.
Public health and community leaders can identify a particular health factor and browse through evidence ratings for programs, policies or systems changes that will address their chosen health factor. Health factors include but are not limited to: tobacco use, education, access to care, diet & exercise, alcohol and whether or not use child has safe places to play outside. By implementing or adapting strategies according to the degree of evidence increases the likelihood of success in improving health.
Through the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps together with What Works for Health, communities can identify their health needs and conveniently match them with appropriate evidence-based interventions in order to make healthy changes where communities live, learn, work and play.
For more information on IMPH’s partnership with County Health Rankings & Roadmaps please click here.