County remains among the healthiest in Kansas
Although Jackson County has dipped slightly in statewide county health rankings, it’s still one of the healthiest counties in the state, according to a report recently released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
Health rankings are divided into two categories – health outcomes and health factors.
Health outcomes are based on how long people live, how healthy people feel and the percent of low birth weight newborns.
Among the 103 Kansas counties that participated in the report, Johnson County ranked first in health outcomes and Republic County was last.
Jackson County was ranked 13th in health outcomes. The year before, the county ranked 11th.
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