Johns County still on top in annual the County Health Rankings

Westura  New Jersey Herald- Members work out at the gym at the Sussex County YMCA in Hardyston

Orange County, which was among the top five healthiest counties last year, dropped to No. 7 this year.

The latest Connecticut County Health rankings were released Wednesday, and the result show the enormous differences between each county across the state.

Cheryl Lee, administrator at Clinton County Health Department, attributed the county's overall health ranking in part to the formation of the Clinton Health Improvement Coalition in partnership with St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese.

While doing better, Chippewa County trails way behind neighbor Taylor County which finished fourth best in the state.

"The picture I get from the numbers is that of a community with many young people who tend to be educated, active, employed and healthy", said Gianfranco Pezzino, a senior fellow and strategy team leader for the Kansas Health Institute. Ditto Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties compared with the rest of New Jersey, according to the eighth annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday. About 4.9 million young people in the United States - 1 out of 8 - fall into this category, the report said.

First released in 2011, the report, shows that where you live really matters to your health.

The rankings aren't a surprise to county health departments, which collect some of the data that's used.

This year the rankings took a closer look at premature deaths - or deaths that occur among people under age 75. The report showed lower high school and college graduation rates along with more violent crimes and children in poverty, when compared to NY state averages.

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Bibb County ranked 142 out of all 159 counties in Georgia for health outcomes, while Houston County ranked 27; Jones County, 28; Monroe County, 51 and Peach County, 101, according to the rankings.

As in most public health studies, health correlates with wealth, as residents in affluent communities usually have more access to health care. On the other extreme, Saratoga, Rockland, Nassau, Westchester and Putnam counties headed the top five healthiest counties in the ranking. The study measured 241 counties for the 2016 rankings, and 243 for 2017.

This year's MaineHealth report, the seventh of its kind, indicates that Franklin County has one of the lowest rates of drug overdose deaths and a declining premature death rate.

The poorer rankings for Erie and Niagara counties were driven largely by lower results for premature deaths and such social and economic factors as children living in poverty, violent crime, injury deaths and children living in single households.

“Promoting active and healthy lifestyles is at the heart of our public health programs and quality of life initiatives, ” said Patterson. About 85 percent of the increase came from deaths among young people, ages 15 to 44.

The exception here, Pezzino said, is the rate of excessive drinking in Douglas County.

Ragsdale said doctors have been making an effort to cut down on the amount of opioids prescribed for patients, in the hopes of diminishing the epidemic.

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