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2010 County Health Rankings Issued

 

County-by-County Snapshot Shows Influence of Multiple Factors on Health Outcomes

NASHVILLE – The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released the County Health Rankings, the first report to rank the overall health of the counties in all 50 states – more than 3,000 total – by using a standard formula to measure how healthy people are and how long they live, it was announced today.

“The health of a community depends on many factors, including individual behaviors, the quality of health care, education, jobs and the environment,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “While rankings like this can assist in seeing where the strengths and weaknesses are in a community, ultimately it takes all of us — public health, health care, business, education, and government sectors and individuals — to take steps and create programs and policies that will help people lead healthier lives.” «Read the rest of this article»

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