The Health Resources County Comparison Tool (HRCCT) is
intended to enable local health planners, administrators and
researchers to compare health status indicators and available
health resources for their county (or county equivalents) to
peer counties nationwide. Peer counties are those that are
similar in population size, density, age distribution, and
The tool links health resource data from the
Area Resource File with
Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) data. The ability to directly
compare similar counties may assist analysts and health planners in identifying
areas in which they lack vital community resources to address health problems.
By selecting  a state,  a county of interest within that state, and
 a peer county grouping criterion of interest, a list of peer counties is
displayed. After selecting counties for comparison, the user can choose between
summary or detailed views of the county data.