The ranking, which the foundation performs in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, sorts Pennsylvania's 67 counties on two factors: Health outcomes and health factors.
Many southeast Kansas residents make too much to qualify for Medicaid but can't afford private health insurance, Morgan said. "... It matters whether you have good sidewalks, it matters whether you have well-lit parks, it matters whether you have good schools, or access to good jobs or healthy food in the supermarket".
The Rankings show where we live matters to our health. "The County Health Rankings are an important springboard for conversations on how to do just that".
For example, Pezzino said, Douglas County continues to score well in health behaviors, ranking ninth out of the 102 ranked Kansas counties. "It's a long-term initiative, I think, and we recognize that".
"Even though it's not going to improve our health rankings, it's still improving life for people in Kansas City, Kansas", he said. The study measured 241 counties for the 2016 rankings, and 243 for 2017.
Manitowoc County ranked 50th out of 72 counties for health outcomes and 36th for health factors, according to rankings released Wednesday. Monroe was No. 23.
"These issues are complex and there's no simple fix", Partridge said.
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The measure, which would impose a 20 percent tax on imports, has positive and negative features, Mnuchin said. Regarding the upcoming health-care vote, Mnuchin said he was optimistic the bill would pass.
"Those aren't things that can be changed overnight", she said. Somebody's got to be last.
Why the low rating for Cambria? But there's a lag in the data, noted Kathy Ronchi, the county's health officer. But Broome proved an exception.
Meanwhile, Richmond has consistently hovered in the bottom-half of the rankings. The eighth annual County Health Rankings was released late Tuesday. These additional premature deaths were more likely to occur in younger people, the report found.
MaineHealth, which includes the Franklin County Health Network, issues its own Health Index Report, studying some of the state's most significant health priorities, including childhood immunizations, preventable hospitalizations, cardiovascular and cancer deaths, as well as prescription drug abuse.
Nationally, overdose deaths have fueled a dramatic increase in premature deaths among 15- to 44-year-olds.
Drug deaths are also accelerating among 15- to 24-year-olds, but almost three times as many people in this age group die by homicide, suicide or in motor vehicle crashes. However, overdose deaths were not used in the individual county rankings. County health departments, local hospitals and the University of Kansas have partnered to work on improving residents' health, she said. Its premature death rate of 5,700 is better than the Wisconsin average of 6,000. Nicholas County has a rate of 26 percent; Wyoming County, 25 percent; and Mercer, Fayette and Raleigh, 23 percent. The populations have a 12 and 11 percent uninsured rate, respectively.
"We are doing a lot, and we are doing a lot more than we have been done before and it's tough not to see the numbers come down", Singer said.