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New report gives 'health snapshot' of nearly all U.S. counties

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A new report compares the well-being of nearly every county in the U.S.

This report is a collaboration between the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The collaboration has been happening for nine years and they have found that many factors play into people's health.

Access to good doctors, place we live and race, especially when looking at rising low birth weights, are all factors that can determine how long and how well we live.

The goal of this project is to give communities a look into their own health and provide opportunities for improvement.

You can check out all of the zip code health rankings at www.CountyHealthRankings.org.

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