Cowlitz County Health Rankings

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionPDF versionPDF version

County Health Rankings 2011-2016

Mobilizing Action Towards Community Health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute

Measure

2011

Rank out of 39

2013

Rank out of 39

2015

Rank out of 39

2016

Rank out of 39

Health Outcomes

  Length of Life and Quality of Life

32

34

32

31

Health Factors 

33

35

33

29

Clinical Care

  Uninsured adults, primary care, dental, and mental health providers rate, preventable hospital stays, diabetic screenings

9

21

20

20

Health Behaviors

  Adult smoking, adult obesity, binge drinking, motor vehicle crash deaths, Chlamydia, Teen Birth Rate, diabetic screenings

39

39

39

35

Social and Economic Factors

  High school graduation rate, college degrees, children in poverty, income inequality, inadequate social support, crime

32

30

27

28

Physical and Environment

  Air pollution – particulate matter days, air pollution-ozone days, access to healthy foods, liquor store density, housing

26

16

12

20

 

County Health Rankings have been reported since 2010 by the Robert wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The selected measurements allow comparison with every County in the nation and Cowlitz County can be measured against the other 38 Washington State counties. The County Health Rankings provide a look at what influences health and can serve as a blueprint for change. Progress or lack of empowerment can be seen and serve as motivation to work for a healthier community. Cowlitz County continues to be ranked low but shows improvement in social and economic factors and the physical and environmental qualities. For health behaviors Cowlitz County continues to rank 39th in the state. While there are several initiatives and policy changes happening in Cowlitz County, which should result in improved outcomes, demonstrated improvements may take years to accomplish. Pathways 2020 and its members will continue to use the health rankings as one evaluation tool in the planning of community efforts. These reports are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org.