Delaware County named healthiest in the state in annual county rankings

Delaware County named healthiest in the state in annual county rankings

August 13, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


NEW AT 5:30… THE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION AND THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN JUST RELEASED THEIR ANNUAL HEALTH RANKINGS. THE REPORT LOOKS AT ALMOST EVERY COUNTY IN THE COUNTRY. ACCESS TO GOOD DOCTORS IS ONE OF MANY FACTORS USED TO DETERMINE HOW LONG, AND HOW WELL WE LIVE. JULIE WILLEMS VAN DIJK – UW POPULATION HEALTH INSTITUTE: “WHAT WE REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO SEE IS THAT THERE’S OTHER THINGS LIKE – DO YOU HAVE A GREAT EDUCATION, DO YOU HAVE A JOB THAT PAYS A DECENT WAGE, DO YOU LIVE IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN A SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD?” THE R-W-J FOUNDATION AND THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN HAVE BEEN COLLABORATING ON THIS FOR 9 YEARS. THE GOAL OF THE RANKINGS PROJECT IS TO GIVE COMMUNITIES A WINDOW INTO THEIR OWN HEALTH, AND PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT. WE LOOKED AT HOW OHIO DID IN THE STUDY. THE HEALTHIEST COUNTY IS RIGHT HERE IN CENTRAL OHIO… IT’S DELAWARE! UNION COUNTY IS CLOSE BEHIND… COMING IN 6TH PLACE. FRANKLIN COUNTY RANKED 49TH OUT OF 88… COMING IN LAST PLACE — ADAMS COUNTY… WHICH IS EAST OF CINCINNATI NEAR THE RIVER. TO SEE HOW YOUR COUNTY SCORED, VISIT “COUNTY HEALTH RANKINGS DOT ORG.” WE HAVE A LINK TO IT ON OUR WEBSITE – NBC4I.COM.