Visit the US Department of Health and Human Services Community Health Status Indicators website (Links to an external site.) and

 use the tool to analyze the health of your local community. Select your State and County and review the available health data. Examine how your community compares to the national average and your “peer community”. In 2-3 paragraphs (400-500 words), summarize the information and describe how you might use this data to develop public health initiatives to improve the health of your community.