How healthy is your county?

Wellness is more than the absence of illness. Wellness is a individual constellation of proactive health giving /supporting action in the physical, mental and spiritual arenas of our lives which results a comprehensive state of wellness being, high life satisfaction, sense of purpose in and connection to life. But health and wellness do not happen isolation, our environment, where we live, work and play has an impact on our well being.

How Healthy is your County?

The County Health Ranking is the first set of reports to rank the overall health of every county in all 50 states and is joint venture of the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The intention of the 50 state reports is to help public health and community leaders, policy-makers, consumers and others to see how healthy their county is, compare it with others within their state and find ways to improve the health of their community.

“These Rankings demonstrate that health happens where we live, learn, work and play. And much of what influences how healthy we are and how long we live happens outside the doctor’s office,” says Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “People, no matter where they live, should have the best possible opportunity to be healthy.”

So just how Healthy Is Your County? Take a look.

http://www.rwjf.org/publichealth/product.jsp?id=55508

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