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Which Denver-area counties are the healthiest?

14 March 2018

The County Health Rankings, a system that uses a variety of statistics to measure health factors and outcomes, listed Rankin as the healthiest county (unseating DeSoto, last year's top county), with DeSoto and Madison as Nos.

A new study from County Health Rankings reveals the healthiest and not-so healthiest counties in North Carolina.

"I knew Broome County could do better".

"The Rankings allow us to tell the story about our strengths and opportunities for improvement as a state".

"We are now implementing a project with the Mississippi Department of Medicaid to prevent preterm births, many of which are low birth weight or to teens", she said.

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For the 2018 Rankings, Broome County improved its Length of Life ranking to 52 out of 62 counties. Bradford was ranked No. 62 - fifth from the bottom.

Clinical care saw the greatest overall improvements in Rock County in the data provided this year.

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

The Wisconsin State Report reveals that in Wisconsin, 16 percent of children live in poverty, compared to the USA rate of 20 percent. The ratios of primary care physicians, dentists and mental health providers to the population all improved.

Excellent clinical care, a wealth of opportunities for physical activity, and educational achievement helped the county lead the way in North Carolina, ranking 14th in the state for overall health outcomes, an 11-point gain over previous year, and 3rd overall in health factors that predict a community's overall health moving forward.

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Also, Clinical Care in Broome County received high marks for 2018. A group of community leaders and health care representatives this week called for an increased response to address the problem, prompted by the recent discovery of an HIV and syphilis cluster in Milwaukee that has affected at least 125 people. The full rankings are available at

To see Ohio counties ranked head to the Ohio Overall Rank page.

Forsyth County is ranked as Georgia's healthiest county for the sixth straight year.

Forsyth County's statistics including an 11 percent uninsured rate, vs. 16 percent statewide; low rates of premature deaths, teen births and STDs; and just 7 percent of children living in poverty, vs. 23 percent statewide.

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