New report gives ‘health snapshot’ of almost all USA counties

That’s according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that ranks the overall health of counties across the nation.

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New county health rankings once again show Wyandotte County as one of the least healthy counties in Kansas. Livingston County ranked 54th.

Iowa health rankings by county.

The 2018-20 Denton County Community Health Improvement Plan highlights partnerships and efforts created to address access to care, behavioral health, weight and nutrition, education and prevention, and health outcomes.

Leon County residents reported having experienced four “poor mental health days” within the previous month of the survey.

The annual health study placed Washoe County as ninth out of 16 counties that were ranked in Nevada. It was 36th in 2017. Guilford, Forsyth, and Cumberland counties are comparably sized by population, but vary widely in health outcomes. Those factors range from access to and quality of health care to socioeconomic factors, such as education, average income and employment figures.

Physical environment, such as air and water quality, housing, and transit.

Karen Matthews, president and CEO of Delta Health Alliance, said her organization is aware of the issues the report highlights in the Delta. This year Kenosha County was ranked 68th.

The collaboration has been happening for nine years and they have found that many factors play into people’s health.

The report for Virginia reveals that 14 percent of children live in poverty, compared to the national rate of 20 percent.

“No one in America should have less of a chance to be healthy because of where they live, how much money they make or the color of their skin, and yet our analysis shows that’s what’s happening”, Bournhonesque said. Poverty limits opportunity and increases the chance of poor health. “It will take collaborative efforts across multiple sectors – health, housing, community development, finance, social services, and education – to develop strategies for achieving health equity”.

However, many GOP legislative leaders have expressed little or no interest in expansion, even after the state gained permission from the Trump administration to add a work requirement for some individuals to receive benefits.

The report provides data for communities to guide policy change that could help close health gaps.

The county had its best ranking for social and economic factors. The county has a relatively high uninsured rate and a high population-to-physician ratio. Access to good doctors isn’t the only important health indicator.

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“Unfortunately, for us to do good, other counties have to do worse”, Wians said.

Annual health rankings report places Petersburg last in state