"The local-level data make it clear that good health is influenced by many factors beyond medical care, including housing, education and jobs", according to the report.
The County has a 94% graduation rate, our unemployment rate is 3.5%, and we reported 158 violent crimes.
"Access to a primary care provider is an issue that affects many other aspects of health", Matthews said.
St. Johns County residents are the healthiest in Florida, according to annual rankings released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The differences stretched beyond place and were also defined by race. You can search for your county by clicking on the link at the side of this story, then typing in your zip code. "We certainly are well within the top third of 102 counties".
Officials with the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department plans to consider the data in its current work towards the county's next five-year community health improvement plan. Rather than examine overall death rates, the County Health Rankings look at the premature death rate, deaths that occur among people under the age of 75 (Length of Life). Even highly ranked Brown and Nicollet counties are above the state average in adult obesity.
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"What we're ultimately talking about is the access to opportunity in these counties, which can be governed by economic opportunity that leads to health outcomes".
As expected, Ottawa County remains our healthiest county, coming in at number one for almost the fifth year in a row.
"Years went by before the high infant mortality rate in Forsyth County saw dramatic improvement", Plyler said.
Branch County is now ranked 40th out of the 83 MI counties for health outcomes.
"Until we improve the social and physical environments in which all Georgians live, their income, and their educational achievement, it is unlikely that we can improve their health, " Davis said.
In DeSoto, for instance, 7 percent of white births had a low birthweight while the rate was 13 for black births. "I applaud those who are working to create healthy, connected communities and improve health opportunities for all people in Virginia". I am proud to see our ranking improve, however we can not stop here.