County Health Rankings and Roadmaps is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps compares the health of nearly all counties in the United States to others within its own state and supports coalitions tackling the social, economic and environmental factors that influence health. The annual rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. As the Rankings provide a starting point for change, the Roadmaps provide guidance and tools to understand the data and strategies that communities can use to move from education to action.
Go the County Health Rankings websiteLinks to an external site. and select Essex County, New Jersey in the Overall Rankings in Health Outcomes section to see how it fares among other counties sin the State. Your county means where you lived before you started Kean University.
Write 600-800 words, reflecting on your findings and thoughts of how your country’s health is ranked. For example, you can say something like “I am not surprised that X County ranked #2 on the list because …. “, “I am surprised that Y County has high rates of smoking because ….”, When I was growing up, X County had…” etc.
Use APA referencing and citations as appropriate.