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What Works for Health Toolkit

You know how your county measures up in the County Health Rankings and you’ve identified the areas that need improving. Now, how can you choose the best programs and policies to target those areas?

Developed by experts at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, What Works for Health is a new online tool you can use to find tested, effective policies and programs to improve health in your community.

What Works for Health is an easy-to-use, searchable menu of policies and programs focusing on factors that make communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play. Community leaders can choose a health factor of interest (i.e. tobacco use, employment, access to health care, environmental quality) and browse through the evidence ratings for particular programs, policies, or system changes that address the particular health factor of interest.

Together, the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and the new What Works for Health give you a profile of your county’s health, guidance to take action, and information on evidence-informed strategies that can make your community a healthier place.