Asturias Health Observatory: Asturias Health Rankings

The Asturias Health Observatory (AHO) is a project developed by the Public Health General Directorate in Asturias, Spain, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. One of the AHO projects are "Asturias Health Rankings" This projects follows methodology of the american "County Health Rankings". "County Health Rankings model is grounded in the belief that programs and policies implemented at the local, state, and federal levels have an impact on the variety of factors that, in turn, determine the health outcomes for communities across the nation" This projects presents a picture of 78 counties in Asturias measuring health outcomes and health factors to represent how healthy each county is. An objective of AHO is release clear and transparent information about social determinants of health.

Duration of the project

23-05-2011 – 31-12-2022


Regional, Local

Thematic focus

Alcohol, Physical activity, Drugs, Relaxation, Nutrition, Violence, Quality of life, Mental health, School/corporate climate, Physical health, Stress, Suicide, Tobacco , Accidents , Other addictions, Other topic, Workplace health management


Educational institutions, Support and childcare facilities, Hospitals, Outpatient medical services, Community, leisure, associations, Internet , Living environment

Target groups

Educators/trainers, Politicians/lobbyists, General population

Target groups: gender

Both sexes


Media, campaigns, Creative workshops , Courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, Qualified disseminators, Health circles, Interest representation, Advocacy, Lobbying


Teaching aids

Project type

Disseminated intervention project

Project status

Currently being implemented


English, Spanish

Last modification: 19 May, 2016 22:58