Sheridan County ranks 11th of 23 counties in terms of health

SHERIDAN — Of the 23 counties in Wyoming, Sheridan is ranked 11th in terms of health according to a report recently released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute.

“County Health Rankings” analyzes nearly every county in the country and ranks them with the primary goal of raising awareness about the many factors that influence personal and community health.

The analysis includes reviews of length of life, quality of life, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and physical environment.

Comparisons are made in each of the factors to other Wyoming county averages and also the averages of national top performers — those placing in the 90th percentile of each factor.

Here in Wyoming, Teton County was again ranked 1 and Fremont County came in last.

Going beyond analysis and comparison, the report develops “Roadmaps to Health,” step-by-step guides, tools and webinars to help counties improve their overall health.

The roadmap provides key activities, policies and programs groups like public health officials, educators, nonprofits, community development organizations and others could utilize to improve the health of their community.

For more information on the rankings report or to peruse resources and learn more on improving the health of your county, see countyhealthrankings.org.

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