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How Healthy is Your North Carolina County?

You can now check out where your North Carolina county ranks within the state based on health with County Health Rankings: Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health. Below is more information from the County Health Rankings website on what they’re all about and exactly how they came about the rankings for each county of each state in the United States.

About The Project:The County Health Rankings show us that where we live matters to our health. The health of a community depends on many different factors – ranging from individual health behaviors, education and jobs, to quality of health care, to the environment. This first-of-its-kind collection of 50 reports – one per state – helps community leaders see that where we live, learn, work, and play influences how healthy we are and how long we live. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is collaborating with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute to develop these Rankings for each state’s counties. This model has been used to rank the health of counties in Wisconsin for the past six years.

The Project Background
The Data Collection Process
The Ranking Methods

According to the project, the top five healthiest counties in North Carolina are Wake, Orange, Union, Chatham and Mecklenburg.

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