Apr 14, 2012

How Healthy Is Your County? Find Out

2012 Health Rankings show what influences how healthy residents are, how long they live.

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More than 3,000 counties and the District of Columbia can compare how healthy their residents are and how long they live with the 2012 County Health Rankings.

The Rankings are an annual check-up that highlights the healthiest and least healthy counties in every state, based on key factors that influence health such as education rates, income levels, and access to healthy foods and medical care.
“The County Health Rankings show us that much of what influences our health happens outside of the doctor’s office. In fact, where we live, learn, work and play has a big role in determining how healthy we are and how long we live,” said Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The report draws on data from the CDC, the Dartmouth Health Atlas, the U.S. Census Bureau and other sources.

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Published online at www.countyhealthrankings.org by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Rankings assess the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states, using a standard way to measure how healthy people are and how long they live.

Wondering how healthy your town is? Go here, click on your state, and they drill down to your county.

To read more detail go here -- 2012 County Health Rankings Highlight Healthiest, Least Healthy Counties in Every State.

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