Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Check Out How Shelby County Ranks

Check out how Shelby County ranks in the County Health Rankings just released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & the University of Wisconsin. Click here to get to a snapshot of Shelby County's results.

Our biggest opportunities are in improving health behaviors (especially obesity, binge drinking, chlamydia rate, and teen pregnancy rate) and our physical environment (including air pollution, access to healthy foods, and liquor store density).

Shelby County's socieo-economic status also significantly affects our rankings. Our low high school graduation rates, high rates of children in poverty, high percentage of single-parent households, and high violent crime rate all impact our score.

We scored ok on clinical care with moderate improvement opportunities in most measures.

The rankings consider:
Health behaviors
Clinical care
Social & economic factors
Physical environment.

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