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County Health Rankings http://countyhealthrankings.org is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

The site has been updated with 2010 data. It compares the overall health of counties within a state, as well as comparing the factors that contribute to health, such as obesity rates, the quality of health care, or high school graduatlion rates. The data is provided by state health and human services agencies.

Individual counties can be selected to bring up detailed data, or a state can be selected, bringing up an interactive map. Some counties are not ranked (15 in Nebraska are not), presumably because the population is too low for accurate comparisons.

A summary report for each state is also available. The Nebraska summary is available at
http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/sites/default/files/CHR2010_NE_0.pdf

for more information about Nebraska data contact

Colleen Svoboda
Program Coordinator
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health
colleen.svoboda@nebraska.gov

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