Dane ranks 14th healthiest county in new survey

County Health Rankings Improve

County Health Rankings Improve

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- The annual County Health Rankings list has been released and Muskingum County didn't fare too well.

Where you live influences how well and how long you live, new rankings show.

It's part of a nine-year collaboration between the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Besides addressing the supply of nutritious, affordable food to the community, he'd like to see more emphasis on issues like childhood poverty, exercise opportunities and various social and economic factors.

"How you live your earliest years can impact your lifelong health", she says. In South Carolina, York County was ranked second behind only Beaufort County.

"The Crater Health District is proud to be working with our community to improve health outcomes for all people in our district", said Alton Hart, Jr., MD, MPH, Director, Crater Health District.

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However, the more populous Tarrant and Dallas counties appear much farther down in the 2018 rankings.

The Metropolitan Health District said there are things to be proud about, but there's still a long way to go after Bexar County ranked 115 out of 242 Texas counties in health standings. "You should be able to get health coverage for mental health care the same way you do for physical health care", she said. Unfortunately, the obesity rate has stayed the same at 34 percent. County health departments, parent-teacher organizations, hospitals, health care providers and nonprofits are just some of the groups that can benefit from data and resources.

Trujillo, of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, cautions that Wyandotte County's relative ranking may have remained static because, while it has improved in some areas, other counties have improved at the same time.

Census data supports the correlation: The median income in Rankin is $59,370, while in Holmes it's $20,800, the lowest in the state.

When it comes to health factors, Forsyth was ranked 43rd.

"The reason why we provide these rankings is because they're kind of a catalyst to take action", he said. "That's one reason we partnered with Pisgah Legal Services to ensure our patients can access the care they need".

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