Health Atlas: How Race and Place Decide Your Health

In our series, we're looking at the data from this year’s Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Rankings and Roadmaps Program 2018 Key Findings Report. For the first time this year, the report breaks down data by race and ethnicity. When you take health outcomes like low birthweight, a leading indicator of childhood mortality, and filter it through a racial lens, it becomes clear that African Americans are faring much worse than their white counterparts, in all 50 states, even and especially in states where overall numbers tend to mask the problem.