County Rankings Highlight Child Poverty and Health Disparities

Source: Chris Kardish, Governing, March 26, 2014

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that the least healthy counties have twice as many children living in poverty and twice the mortality rate of healthier counties. … Now in its fifth year, the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report measures counties in a wide range of factors and ranks each within its state. In past years top counties have often placed among the highest in average income, and this year Robert Wood Johnson found that the least healthy counties have twice as many children living in poverty and twice the mortality rate of healthier counties….