Miles Away, Worlds Apart:
Assessing Community Health Needs With exploreMOhealth.org
The exploreMOhealth community health needs assessment platform was updated and relaunched April 14, 2023. The Missouri ZIP Health Rankings data included on the site were refreshed to reflect the most recent information on the health and social well-being of populations living in 935 Missouri ZIP codes. The latest ZHR data were generated by Missouri hospitals between fiscal years 2020 and 2022, and by the 2021 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 2022 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program now are available on exploreMOhealth.
Combining both health factors and outcomes, Missouri’s healthiest ZIP code during the 2020-2022 study period was 63074 — the city of Saint Albans in Franklin County with a population of 16,336. At the opposite end of the distribution, ranked 935th was 64767, the census-designated place of Milo in Vernon County with a population of only 557. The new data for Missouri’s 114 counties and St. Louis City, in addition to 935 ZIP codes with sufficient information, now are available on exploreMOhealth.org.