Which Denver-area counties are the healthiest?

Thursday, 15 Mar, 2018

Of the counties surrounding Philadelphia, Chester ranks first in health outcomes, Montgomery is ranked fourth, Bucks is ranked seventh and DE is ranked 49th.

The study looks at both health outcomes and health factors in 242 Texas counties to shed a light on health disparities in the state. "I think we've targeted the issues that we know have been a challenge in Douglas County and have brought many, many partners to the table to try to address them in coming years".

"Improving health is not just what our hospitals or the health department does, it is what we all do individually and collectively as a community to improve health", he said.

"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. Bradford was ranked No. 62 - fifth from the bottom.

The Buncombe County Family Justice Center (FJC) is an example of a community partnership that has been instrumental in The Rankings.

The Wisconsin State Report reveals that in Wisconsin, 16 percent of children live in poverty, compared to the USA rate of 20 percent.

"We can't be a healthy, thriving nation if we continue to leave entire communities and populations behind", said Dr. Richard Besser, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Blacks and Hispanics have the highest rates, 51 and 49, respectively. "This is a credit to our community leaders and residents coming together to find solutions".

Nationwide, the report said, racial differences in birth weight are greater than county differences in birth weight.

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

In Minnesota, Carver County is number one in the overall health rankings. Kent County has the highest out of Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon. "But it doesn't matter how good our clinical care is if our community members can't access it".

Rock County saw a number of changes in health behaviors, most notably a 3 percent decrease in obesity from 37 to 34 percent.

The full report is available here.

Jefferson County ranked 11th among the 58 Colorado counties that produced enough information to be measured against the others, while Arapahoe County was 16th, Adams County 36th and Denver County 38th.

Health behaviors (30 percent): tobacco use, diet and exercise, alcohol and drug use, sexual activity.

The foundation examines health outcomes, access to medical care and socioeconomic factors such as child poverty rates and single-parent households.

Statewide, the new report says 15 percent of Iowa children live in poverty. This can be a significant indicator of future health status. This on-site attorney makes civil legal help accessible to low-income patients who need an advocate to stabilize their housing, prevent homelessness, stop domestic violence, or secure health insurance or other resources for themselves and their families.