Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Area Counties See Improvement in Overall Health, Study Finds

health screenOWENSBORO, Ky. (03/22/2013) – Annual rankings from County Health Rankings were released this week. The County Health Rankings rank overall health in nearly every county across the United States. According to the 2013 Rankings released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, the majority of the counties in the Green River District (Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, & Webster) have all shown improvement in one or more areas since last year's rankings were released.

"The County Health Rankings is a great extension to each of our county's Community Health Improvement Plans and provides another tool by which we can measure our successes and potential opportunities," said Deborah Fillman, Public Health Director for the Green River District Health Department.

The Rankings allow counties to compare their health data against other counties within the Commonwealth, or even across the nation. The Rankings include a snapshot of each county in Kentucky with a color-coded map comparing each county's overall health ranking. There are also new county-level trend graphs detailing change over time for several of the measures, including children in poverty, unemployment, and quality of care.

"Data is a great resource that can be used to gauge progress or areas of weakness for our communities. We should all use this wonderful resource as an opportunity to see where we can work to make our community a healthier, happier place to live" said Jessica Austin, Regional Epidemiologist at the Green River District Health Department.

The Rankings are one part of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program. Communities are taking information from the County Health Rankings and using the County Health Roadmaps to build connections with local and national partners to improve health.

You can access the newly updated 2013 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps by visiting their website at www.countyhealthrankings.org

SurfKY News
Information provided by Deborah Fillman
Photo by SurfKY Graphics

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week

October 20, 2014 6895

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com
October 19, 2014 4672

Kentucky Energy Department Releases Virtual Solar…

in General News For All Sites by Dick Brown
October 18, 2014 3591

Muhlenberg County Celebrates New Farmer’s Market

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 21, 2014 3467

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Shamrock…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
October 22, 2014 2909

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Hopkins News by Karen McKnight
October 23, 2014 2906

Resident Returns Home to People Using Drugs,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 2895

Man Charged for Assaulting Pregnant Wife

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 21, 2014 2827

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 21, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 2623

Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Sheila Hopper
October 22, 2014 2358

Failure to Signal Ends in Drug Arrest

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

October 23, 2014 2906

Resident Returns Home to People Using Drugs,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 2036

Man Arrested for Endangering Welfare of Minor

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 2000

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 23, 2014 1926

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 23, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 1904

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

in Hopkins News by Lisa Miller
October 22, 2014 1511

Build, Go and Grow Regional Entrepreneurship…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Patricia Wiles
October 24, 2014 1419

Woman Arrested for Allegedly Reporting Check…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 1267

America Should Not Go Greek in the Bathroom

in General News For All Sites by Dr. Glenn Mollette
October 22, 2014 1192

Come Monster Mash at the Museum This Saturday

in General News For All Sites by National Corvette Museum
October 23, 2014 1188

Vocational Rehabilitation Seeks Public Input Nov.…

in General News For All Sites by Kim Brannock

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss