what we care about


With more than 2.3 million surveys, the Well-Being Index is a definitive measure and empirical database of real-time changes in well-being throughout the world, providing insights needed to improve health, increase productivity, and lower healthcare costs. The analysis contained in this report contains state- and communitylevel data on Americans’ perceptions of their well-being, across the 5 elements of well-being: sense of purpose, social relationships, financial security, relationship to community, and physical health.


The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program brings actionable data and strategies to communities to Make it easier for people to be healthy in their homes, schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods. Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, the County Health Rankings illustrate what we know when it comes to what is making people sick or healthy. The Roadmaps show what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work, and play. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) collaborates with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) to bring this program to cities, counties, and  States across the nation.


The 500 Cities project is a collaboration between CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation. The purpose of the 500 Cities Project is to provide city- and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States. These small area estimates will allow cities and local health departments to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related variables in their jurisdictions, and assist them in planning public health interventions. Learn more about the 500 Cities Project.