The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released its county-by-county health ranking for the nation. Each county is ranked within the state on how healthy people are and how long they live. They also are ranked on key factors that affect health, such as smoking, obesity, binge drinking, access to primary care providers, rates of high school graduation, rates of violent crime, air pollution levels, liquor store density, unemployment rates and number of children living in poverty.
The rankings show that people who live in healthier counties tend to have higher education levels, are more likely to be employed, have access to more health care providers, and have more access to healthier foods, parks and recreational facilities.
Go to www.countyhealthrankings.org to find out where your county is ranked.