Turning Data Into Action: Addressing Health Disparities with County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 2022

Ankit Sanghavi, BDS, MPH Texas Health Institute
Katherine E. Wells, MPH 
Texas Association of City and County Health Officials 
​Jennifer Smith, MSHP
Texas Association of City and County Health Officials
John Oeffinger
Texas Health Institute

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) is an easy-to-use snapshot that compares counties within states. For the past decade, the Rankings have shown that where you live influences how well and how long you live. This year’s Texas State Report shows fundamental differences in the opportunity for families and children to thrive across and within counties. The 2022 Texas report includes new data to help improve each community’s health outcomes. What Works for Health’s Racial Wealth Building Strategies, a curated list of strategies that can help reduce wealth inequities, is also new this year. COVID-19 data: – Premature death, including premature deaths attributable to COVID-19 in 2020 – COVID-19 mortality, including all COVID-19 attributable deaths during 2020 New equity-focused measures:

  • Childcare centers
  • Childcare cost burden
  • Gender pay gap
  • Living wage
  • School funding adequacy
  • School segregation

Join us to explore how we’re all connected in a modern, complex society and what that means for our wellbeing.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore the new CHR&R’s data and tools for action
  2. Explain how to grow community support to improve health equity turning evidence into action
  3. Highlight how Local Health Departments can use CHR&R with the community and the new health equity measures to advance local planning efforts to improve health