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Friday, September 22, 2017

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Auglaize County Recognized in Top 10 Healthiest Counties in Ohio

 

          In a report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, Auglaize County was ranked as one of the Top 10 Healthiest Counties in Ohio. Auglaize ranked 9th in the Overall Rank of Health Outcomes and 8th in the Overall Rank in Health Factors. This is an increase in rankings from the previous year’s edition where Auglaize ranked 13th and 10th respectively. Since 2013, where Auglaize saw its worse rankings, the county has been on a steady climb back into the being one of the healthiest counties in Ohio.
            To determine the ranks, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation uses information based off of Length of Life and Quality of Life for the Health Outcomes rank and Health Behaviors, Clinical Care, Social and Economic Factors, and Physical Environment for the Health Factors rank. In comparison with the neighboring counties of Allen, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Shelby, and Van Wert, Auglaize was the healthiest, Mercer was the second healthiest (12, 15 respectively), and Shelby rounded out the top three (11, 21 respectively).
            To view the rest of the study along with other county rankings, both in and outside of Ohio, or to view previous editions of the rankings, visit http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/.

 

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