In what areas of health does your county have poorer health rankings?

For this discussion, you will explore the health rankings of the county in which you grew up and identify the social determinants of health impacting these rankings in comparison with the state as a whole. Visit
and find the county in which you grew up.
In your discussion posting, address the following questions:
1) Where does your county rank overall in the state where you grew up?
2) In what areas of health does your county have higher health rankings?
3) In what areas of health does your county have poorer health rankings?
4) Identify and explain at least TWO social determinants of health (SDOH) that contribute to your county doing well or poor in these areas.
5) What disparities are in YOUR home county that impact its overall health ranking in the state?
Your initial post must be posted before you can view and respond to colleagues, must contain minimum of two (2) references, in addition to examples from your personal experiences to augment the topic. No late discussion response posts will be accepted. The goal is to make your post interesting and engaging so others will want to read/respond to it. Synthesize and summarize from your resources in order to avoid the use of direct quotes, which can often be dry and boring. No direct quotes are allowed in the discussion board posts.
Identify social determinants of health (SDOH)
Discuss how social determinants of health (SDOH) lead to differential health outcomes
Initial Post: Minimum of two (2) total references: one (1) from required course materials and one (1) from peer-reviewed references.
Peer Responses: Minimum of one (1) peer-reviewed reference. WEBSITES are NOT considered peer-reviewed.
Words Limits
Initial Post: Minimum 200 words excluding references (approximately one (1) page)
Response posts: Minimum 100 words excluding references.

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