Last month, the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released their annual County Health Rankings.  The rankings are based on a model that categorizes variables as either Health Outcomes or Health Factors. Health Outcomes include variables that measure length and quality of life. Health Factors include variables that measure health behaviors, clinical care access, social and economic factors, and the physical environment.  Paul Smith, a Research Project Coordinator at the Rand Institute utilizes charts and graphs to provide an overview of the health rankings for the 8 Southern New Jersey Counties.

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