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County Health Rankings Released

Posted: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at 11:32 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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The rankings have been released for 2012 County Health Rankings and in Iowa, Washington County appears in the top 20 of overall health incomes.  These rankings were released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute which compares the health of counties in every state and measured the overall health and factors that influence health.

Washington County ranks 19th in Health Outcomes and 35th in Health Factors.  Health Outcomes show how healthy a county is and Health Factors signify what influences the health of the county.

Neighboring Johnson is the healthiest in Health Factors and Winneshiek is the top of the list for Health Outcomes.  To see how each county in the state ranked, look at this link.