Find the latest community health resources and news for counties responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Counties play an essential role in protecting, promoting and improving the health of communities across the country. Counties support over 900 hospitals, operate more than 1,900 public health departments and spend greater than $80 billion annually on community health systems. In most states, counties provide healthcare services for low-income, under-insured populations. They have a unique responsibility to deliver vital services through local health departments, community health centers, county hospitals, long term care facilities and behavioral health clinics. In addition to providing direct services and operations, counties are at the forefront of developing innovative strategies, programs and policies that meet the health needs of their residents.