The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps is a program of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program aims to improve health outcomes for all communities by providing a reliable, sustainable source of local data and evidence to communities. Here are some highlights from the 2021 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Report for Hawai’i:
- Maui County ranks first place in Health Outcome, followed by Honolulu County in second, Kauai County in third, and Hawaii County in fourth. Health Outcomes are determined by life expectancy, child mortality, physical distress, mental distress, and related measures.
- Honolulu County ranks first place in Health Factors, followed by Kauai County in second, Maui County in third, and Hawaii County in fourth. Health Factors are determined by health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment measures.
- Life expectancy is longest in Maui County (82.9 years) and shortest in Hawaii County (80.6 years). Honolulu and Kauai County have similar life expectancies ( 82.5 and 82.0 years respectively).
- Maui County has the highest number of Alcohol-impaired Driving Deaths (48 deaths). This is almost a half of all driving deaths in Maui County.
- Hawaii County has the highest ratio (320:1) of population to mental health providers with 628 mental health providers.