Montgomery County makes the grade in health rankings

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This screen shot from http://www.countyhealthrankings.org shows a few of the categories and scores for Montgomery County.

If you live in Montgomery County, chances are you’re living a pretty healthy lifestyle. Montco  ranked as the fourth healthiest county in Pennsylvania,  according to a report released recently by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

The ninth annual County Health Rankings showed Chester County was the healthiest county in the state; Philadelphia was the least healthy. Both counties held those same distinctions in last year’s study, writes John George in the Philadelphia Business Journal.

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The study looks at medical care and a variety of other factors — such as housing, education, jobs, access to healthy foods — when making it assessment. The reports showed meaningful gaps in health persist not only by place, but also by race and ethnicity. It also calls attention to key drivers of health such as children in poverty.

Chester County led the state with the best scores in health outcomes and quality life, while placing second statewide in social and economic factors.

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