An article published in Health Affairs entitled,"Government Spending In Health And Nonhealth Sectors Associated With Improvement In County Health Rankings (Related Publications)," uses data from the US Census Bureau to measure the impact of local health outcomes from spending that occurs outside the health care sector (ex: K-12 education, corrections, libraries, housing and community development, etc.). Findings indicate that there are improved health outcomes when county expenditures allocate funding to health and social service areas. To read the article in full, click here.
DISCLAIMER: The authors received financial support from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps supporting this work. J. Mac McCullough also received funding from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. The authors are not aware of any affiliations, memberships, funding, or financial holdings that might be perceived as affecting the objectivity of this review. While this publication was funded by County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, it is shared on this website because the findings are related to their grant funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and administered by the Systems for Action National Signature Research Program.