How Healthy is Your Community” section to review your state’s snapshot.Answer the following 4 questions. –

Individual Activity InstructionsThis Individual Activity will help you navigate the information in County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. The activity is worth 20 points and focuses on MLO1 and 2. You will be graded using the Individual Activity Rubric.Go to the County Health Ranking (Links to an external site.) website.Choose or search for your state under the “How Healthy is Your Community” section to review your state’s snapshot.Answer the following 4 questions. Each question should have at minimum 1 paragraph.Submit your completed work as an attachment to this Dropbox in Canvas and include your last name in the name of your file.Questions: 1) What’s the big picture of health in your county?The first steps in exploring county data might include a comparison to other counties within the same state and a review of measures which reflect strengths or opportunities relating to health in this community. County Health Rankings has created the Areas of Strength and Areas to Explore (Links to an external site.) tools to highlight factors that are assets in a community, and potential challenges a community may want to examine more closely. Which quartile (Links to an external site.) (Least Healthy, Lower middle range, Higher middle range, Healthiest) does your county’s Health Outcome and Health Factor rank fall into?2) How does your county compare to others? Comparing a county value to the state value can provide information about how well the county is doing within the context of the state. Comparing a county value to the Top US performers (Links to an external site.) value (10% of the nation’s counties are doing better than this value for this measure) can provide information about how well the county is doing in the context of the nation.Clicking on any ranked health outcome or health factor measure displays the variation within the state on a map or in a data table which can be easily sorted by county or measure value.The compare counties tool (Links to an external site.) can be used to compare county snapshots for any number of counties across the U.S.Using error margins to determine if a difference is statistically significant can inform comparisons.3) How has your county changed over time? The trend graphs (Links to an external site.) available for many measures in the county snapshot can be opened to compare changes over time.These trend graphs are customizable to include historical data at the county, state, and national levels.4) Does health or opportunity vary by race in your county? Where possible and meaningful, measure values are disaggregated by race and ethnicity.

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