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County Health Rankings focus on civic infrastructure and participation

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Civic health is connected to how long and how well we live. The 2023 County Health Rankings National Findings Report examines how well-resourced civic infrastructure gives us the space and opportunity to work together and how civic participation helps us build power to improve health.

This new report, released by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R), a program of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, works to improve health outcomes for all and close health gaps between those with the most and fewest opportunities for good health. In addition to the report, CHR&R has released new What Works for Health strategies, highlighting promising practices that increase access to civic spaces to connect, improve governance and resource allocation and nurture social networks and shared cultures.

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