In celebration of National Public Health Week 2021, the exploreMOhealth community health needs assessment platform was updated today. The Missouri ZIP Health Rankings data included on the site were updated to reflect the most recent information on the health and social well-being of populations living in 939 Missouri ZIP codes. The latest ZHR data were generated by Missouri hospitals between fiscal years 2018 and 2020, and by the 2019 American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau. In addition to updating the ZIP code-level data, new county-level data from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2021 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program now are available on exploreMOhealth.
Combining both health factors and outcomes, the state’s healthiest ZIP code during the 2018-2020 study period was 63073 — the community of Saint Albans in northeastern Franklin County. At the opposite end of the distribution — ranked 939th — was 63955, the census-designated place of Oxly, Mo., in southeastern Ripley County with a population of only 208. The latest issue of HIDI HealthStats provides an overview of the latest ZHR modeling and example of communities throughout Missouri that are miles away from one and other, but worlds away on health.