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Building Healthy Communities

Health is about more than health care. Where we live, work, and play affects our health. Health services research provides evidence on the factors that affect, and support, the health of communities.


Government Spending In Health And Nonhealth Sectors Associated With Improvement In County Health Rankings

A growing body of research highlights the role other factors outside the health system play in our health. This article, from the November 2016 Culture of Health Health Affairs issue, finds a meaningful positive relationship between an increase in rank among the County Health Rankings and public spending for a number of social services.