Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

Loudoun once again ranked healthiest county in Virginia

Report: Guilford County 29th healthiest in state Disparities persist in health of Marylanders, ranking says
Tracy Craig | 30 March, 2017, 01:53

The authors of the foundation's annual report from its County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program noted a dramatic uptick in premature deaths in the US due largely to "unintentional injuries", which include accidental drug overdoses and auto crashes.

Cattaraugus, Niagara and Chautauqua rank among the five unhealthiest of NY state's 62 counties, according to an annual ranking of health outcomes by the nonprofit Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Nineteen percent of Marion County residents are in poor or fair health, compared to 15 percent in Ohio.

Bibb County ranked 142 out of all 159 counties in Georgia for health outcomes, while Houston County ranked 27; Jones County, 28; Monroe County, 51 and Peach County, 101, according to the rankings.

"What we're seeing is that there's an increase in deaths among 15-44 year olds and this is largely driven by drug overdoses", O'Neill said.

Wednesday's county health department news release said Shawnee County is using a 2015 community health improvement plan and working closely with the Heartland Health Neighborhoods organization to make improvements "in policies, systems, and the environment to impact health behaviors such as smoking, healthy eating, and physical activity".

The report, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, showed that the USA drug overdose epidemic has no signs of slowing down.

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For this year, the Rankings introduced a new measure referred to as "disconnected youth", which is defined as young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not in school and don't have a job.

The 2016 rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin show a striking gap in the rate of premature death between the healthiest and least healthy areas of the state.

"Naturally, we are pleased that our overall ranking in Texas has improved", said Shannon Jones, Director of Austin Public Health.

To quantify measurements, County Health Ranking finds the averages of responses within the counties and compares them with different counties around the state and country. Those two counties held the same spots in last year's ranking.

Adult smoking is 22 percent, the same as the OH percentage.

Niagara County comes in at No. 58, but the category of physical environmental factors comes in at No. 42. About 36 percent of its children live in poverty while its unemployment rate has remained stagnant at around 5.2 percent.

There are now about 4.9 million - that's one in eight - who make up disconnected youth. These areas include sexually-transmitted infections, excessive drinking, high school graduation rate, income inequality and severe housing problems. The rankings show that in 2015, whites and Native Americans saw the most premature deaths attributed to drug overdoses, according to the report.

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