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Want to improve health? Start with where we live, learn, work and play.

Much of what influences our health happens outside the doctor’s office–in our schools, workplaces and neighborhoods. Education and income are prime examples of how factors outside the health care system have a measurable impact on our health. Prioritizing education and economic opportunity is an important strategy to save lives, improve health, and reduce spending on avoidable illnesses.

There’s a role for everyone in improving the health of our communities. Making changes in your schools, workplaces and neighborhoods can have a profound impact on health.

To get started improving your community, go to the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. Need some inspiration? Check out these stories to see how other people have taken on the challenge to make their communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play.

Visit County Health Rankings & Roadmaps to build your roadmap to a healthier community.