The County Health Calculator© was developed in 2010-2012 and updated in 2013 by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center on Human Needs with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The development team at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) was led by Steven H. Woolf, MD, MPH, director of the VCU Center on Human Needs, and by Amber Haley, MPH, Project Epidemiologist. Statistical research and programming were performed at VCU by Robert E. Johnson, PhD and Chunfeng Ren, MPH. External peer review was provided by Susan Egerter, PhD, Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California-San Francisco. The project was conducted in collaboration with the Health Rankings project and with Patrick Remington, MD, MPH and Bridget Booske, PhD, MHSA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Forum One Communications (Alexandria, VA) created the web-based interface for the County Health Calculator© in collaboration with the development team. Burness Communications (Bethesda, MD) provided guidance on content, design and promotion.
The County Health Calculator© builds on the Education and Health Calculator, an interactive tool developed in 2008 for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America.