New county health rankings include Southwest Florida

New county health rankings include Southwest Florida

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New county health rankings show Southwest Florida’s counties are healthy places to live, according to a recent Sarasota Herald-Tribune story, but factors like Florida’s high uninsured and childhood poverty rates could pose challenges to future health in the region.

The data and analysis come from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, which together conduct annual nationwide county health rankings.

Go here to read the March 25 story from the Herald-Tribune, and here for a graphic from the paper comparing our regional counties on several of the health factors analyzed.

For key trends in the health of our Gulf Coast communities, go here.