Leon County responds to health rankings

Leon County responds to health rankings

Leon County responds to health rankings

Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released the County Health Rankings report Wednesday. The report said adults ages 20 and older reporting no leisure-time physical activity decreased from 25 to 20 percent. "The beauty of the rankings, they put the numbers on the table", he said.

In areas where social and economic factors influence population health.

You can check out the health rankings in your zip code. But the unemployment rate is among the factors considered in the health rankings, and it only takes a moment or two to see the connections: Jobs tend to lead to additional income and better health insurance coverage. It lowers health care cost.

A 2018 study from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute shows the healthiest and least healthy counties in each state.

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According to the 2018 Rankings, the five healthiest counties in MS, starting with most healthy, are Rankin County, followed by DeSoto County, Madison County, Lamar County and Lafayette County.

"It's a good thing, but we certainly have a long way to go", Prather said.

All three counties scored poorly in violent crime per population. Obviously, in these categories, the lower the rates, the better.

"Through consistent coordination and strategic collaboration with local government and for-profit and nonprofit entities, we will work to effectively improve the health of Leon County residents", Rebecca Weaver, director of impact strategies at the United Way of the Big Bend, said.

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But it wasn't all good news for Linn County, which has higher-than-average levels of obesity and physical inactivity (you might be able to see how these two areas are connected). Rattay says it has been more hard to recruit Primary Care Doctors to Kent. But there might be a opportunity to develop local programs meant to encourage residents to get more physically active - which could, in theory, chip away at the obesity issue.

The Mississippi State Report reveals that in Mississippi, 30 percent of children live in poverty, compared to the USA rate of 20 percent.

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