Hoosier counties among ‘Healthiest Communities’
Eight Indiana counties are included in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the 2022 Healthiest Communities. The publication, in conjunction with CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), ranked 500 counties across the country based on 10 categories, including population health, equity and environment.
The other categories include education, economy, housing, food and nutrition, public safety, community vitality, and infrastructure.
Hamilton County is the highest ranked Indiana community at No 8. It is the only Hoosier county included in the top 50.
The other Indiana counties on the list include:
- Boone County – 74
- Hendricks County – 124
- Hancock County – 165
- Warrick County – 223
- Dubois County – 334
- Johnson County – 341
- Posey County – 473
“We all know the significant impact that social determinants have on the health and well-being of individuals and our local communities,” Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, vice president and chief health equity officer at CVS Health, said in written remarks. “The data we collect helps us determine the best way to collaborate with communities to develop sustainable solutions and advance health equity in a way that meets their unique needs.”
Los Alamos County in New Mexico tops the list for the third consecutive year, followed by Falls Church in Virginia, Douglas County in Colorado, Morgan County in Utah, and Carver County in Minnesota.
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