Health disparities in the US exist on the state and county level, with several rural areas experiencing significantly higher levels of negative health outcomes like stroke and heart attacks. This year’s County Health Rankings report by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation lists the county with the worst health outcomes in each state.
According to Molly Gamble of Becker’s Hospital Review, “For the rankings, the organizations use county-level data collected between 2014 and 2021 to evaluate the health outcomes and factors of nearly all U.S. counties within states. (Out of the 3,195 counties assessed, 109 were not ranked.) Researchers use more than 30 measures to develop the rankings.”
To the full list of counties, click here.
(Source: Becker’s Hospital Review, May 11th, 2022)