Local Public Health Responses to County Health Rankings

Year: 2011
Funding: Quick Strike Research Award
Status: Completed

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This study investigates local variation in how public health organizations across Florida’s 67 counties respond to and use the County Health Rankings (CHR) data for public health practice and health improvement activities. The study seeks to identify organizational and community-level factors that drive variation in the types of responses taken across communities and in the degree of success in implementing these responses. A by-product of this study is the development and testing of indicators of successful CHR responses that can be used as public health quality measures. This project takes advantage of the time-limited opportunity to study responses soon after release of the second annual wave of ranking data in a diverse population of local public health settings.

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Bonita Sorensen, M.D., M.B.A.

Nancy Winterbauer, Ph.D., M.S.