What is a Healthy County

The health of a community is affected by a number of factors that include education, income, housing, transportation and access to healthcare. Counties play a pivotal role in setting community health priorities, developing programs to implement those priorities and foster important partnerships to sustain health improvement. This workshop is the first of a two-part series addressing the fundamental question: What makes a county healthy? Speakers will address multiple aspects of a healthy county, including cross-sector partnerships, investments in upstream health factors and data-driven programs. Attendees will also hear from peer counties about their efforts to create a healthy county.


  • Dr. Julie Willems Van Dijk
  • Ms. Rita Austin
  • Ms. Liliana Burbano