@USNewsHealth Twitter Chat: Healthy Communities for Kids

What makes a community healthy and safe for children? Our experts have the answers.

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Last week U.S. News & World Report published “America’s 50 Healthiest Counties for Kids,” by Steve Sternberg. In this first-of-its kind analysis, 50 counties across the country are ranked based on infant deaths, teen births, deaths from injury, and factors such as poverty, education, and access to parks. The analysis was published as part of U.S. News’s annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

The county rankings were developed with the help of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, which evaluates health data for the U.S. population as part of its County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program, a collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

To learn more about the rankings and to discuss factors that contribute to healthy communities for children, please join U.S. News, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute for a live Twitter chat.

Our experts are prepared to discuss factors that contribute to healthy environments for children, and will answer questions about the study. We are inviting all children’s hospitals who participated in our rankings to join the chat and discuss issues relating to community health.

Date: Thursday, June 20
Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST
Hashtag: #HealthyKids
Moderator: @USNewsHealth
Experts: @CHRankings and @RWJF

Questions? Email Kimberly Leonard, Web producer for U.S. News's Health Rankings team at
kleonard(at)usnews.com. Connect with Kimberly on Twitter.