The annual County Health Rankings, conducted by the University of Wisconsin and sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, grade localities on a variety of health outcomes and factors.
Select your county from the menus below to see how it stacked up against others in your state. Rankings data is shown separately for 2012, 2013 and 2014.
For a full description of the methodology, visit the county health rankings website. The online hub also includes a searchable map and idea centers for policymakers to confront the challenges presented by the findings.
With insurers on the health exchanges no longer allowed to use underwriting rules like policyholder's weight, blood pressure, medical history and physical fitness, geography will now be the primary factor used to set prices.
Local and state officials believe the immigration overhaul bill will encourage those in the country illegally to come out of the shadows and turn to local services during the proposed 13-year-long pathway to citizenship.
Though premature deaths across the United States have reached a 20-year low, the gap between the healthiest and unhealthiest counties is still wide, according to a new report.