New 2022 County Health Rankings

Date: April 27, 2022

The annual 2022 County Health Rankings has been released, complete with new measures, evidence-informed strategies, and guidance on achieving a just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic with economic security and health for all.

For more than a decade, actionable data, evidence, guidance, and stories have broadened the nation’s understanding about the wide range of factors – education, income, housing and more – that shape health.

The pandemic revealed and worsened existing barriers to health and well-being such as racism, discrimination and disinvestment.

This year’s release focuses on a recovery that builds toward a healthier, just and more inclusive future. Below are a few of the exciting new things that you’ll find on our website:

  • National Findings Report explores topics key to advancing a just recovery for economic security and health, including a living wage, equitable pay, childcare affordability and availability, and equitable school funding.
  • Seven new measures to support local data-to-action related to income, education, family and social support, and health outcomes.
  • A new curated list of evidence-informed solutions to support a just recovery and close the racial wealth divide including strategies around baby bonds, publicly funded pre-kindergarten and reparations for descendants of formerly enslaved people.
  • Newly launched podcast, In Solidarity, explores the connections between power, place and health through interviews with some of the country’s brightest minds and biggest thinkers. A six-episode series dives into the racial wealth divide’s connection to health.

Find all of the new resources to support your community’s just recovery on the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps website now.