New Health Rankings Score Counties On Income Inequality

March 25, 2015 10:01 AM

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Today, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released its annual County Health Rankings — but this time it added a little something extra. For the first time in the project’s six-year history, it’s taking into account income inequality.

The foundation started issuing the rankings in 2010 in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The rankings use a variety of sources to glean data on everything from premature death rates to insurance coverage to commute lengths. As project co-director Bridget Catli...

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