Lancaster holds steady in top ranks of annual county health ranking

Long-time patient Dorys Grover gives a bag of books to Dr. Norman Sitz during a checkup on Tuesday in Pendleton

Annual health rankings report places Petersburg last in state

Where you live influences how well and how long you live, new rankings show. "There are things you can do within your state or your county or your community more locally that can change these indicators".

Public Health Communications Specialist with the McLean County Health Department, Lisa Slater, said the survey helps direct how the county implements its health improvement fund and where it seeks grants.

Quality of life is good in Southwest Florida.

. Washington County ranked at 19, Sullivan County, 25, and Johnson County, 77 for health outcomes out of 95 counties statewide. In South Carolina, York County was ranked second behind only Beaufort County.

While population size is important for overall health, demographics and social economic status play a much greater role, according to the health officials. "You should be able to get health coverage for mental health care the same way you do for physical health care", she said.

Wyandotte still comes in dead last among the state's counties when it comes to smoking, adult obesity, drinking, teen births and sexually transmitted infections.

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

More news: Trump to host Saudi Crown Prince

David Plyler, the chairman of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, said the county could remain at its current ranking in the short term because "instant success is not always prevalent".

Iowa health rankings by county. Ozaukee County topped the list at No. 1 for both its health outcomes and factors. The measures largely come from data already available to them or may not be as up to date as the research states collect.

"We definitely look at this and see what areas we need to try harder on improvements", she said.

Health factors show a picture of the future for a given area, Jerome said. "Quick solutions to the complexities of public health don't always fit desired solutions", he said.

In New York, the number one ranked county is Rockland and the last ranked is Bronx County at 62.

Based on an analysis of more than 30 factors including housing, education, and jobs, the foundation rates Morris as the state's healthiest county and Cumberland as the least healthy.

Latest News