PLACES: Local Data for Better Health
The PLACES Project is a collaboration between CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the CDC Foundation (CDCF). PLACES will allow counties, places, and local health departments regardless of population size and urban-rural status to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related outcomes in their jurisdictions and assist them in planning public health interventions.
PLACES is an extension of the original 500 Cities Project that provided city and census tract estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive services use for the 500 largest US cities. The PLACES Project provides model-based population-level analysis and community estimates to all counties, places (incorporated and census designated places), census tracts, and ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) across the United States. See a Notice to Data Users and learn more about the PLACES Project.
usa map icon Compare up to three counties for all measures. Start by selecting one county.
download icon Go to the PLACES Data Portal to download the data by county, place, census tract, or ZCTA to create a custom report, customize visualizations, and more.