High cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity top an index of health conditions among Americans. The rate of adult smoking continues to decline and the percentage of the US population without health insurance remains relatively stable.
A new social network helps local health departments and community organizations connect, stay up-to-date on emerging trends and mine through extensive data sets.
Studying the health impact of projects in various sectors, particularly transportation, could influence future policymaking.
While a myriad of factors determine a community’s overall health, a strong correlation exists between median household income and health outcomes, according to Governing’s analysis of data from the 2012 County Health Rankings, conducted by the University of Wisconsin and sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Outbreaks due to raw milk were 150 times greater from 1993 to 2006.