Report: 2019 Healthiest Counties in the State, Where Does Your County Rank?
For the ninth time in 10 years, Marin has been ranked the healthiest county in California by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The 2019 County Health Rankings, released March 19, evaluates counties across the nation to measure how healthy residents are and how long they live.
San Mateo, Santa Clara, Placer and Orange round out the top five spots. While Lake, Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity, and Plumas counties all ranked in the bottom five.
“The rankings highlight what so many of us love about living in Marin,” said Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer. “We have great access to green space and opportunities for physical activity, nutritious local foods, and high-quality health care. All of these things contribute to health and longevity.”
The rankings are based on a range of factors including tobacco use, diet and exercise, access to and quality of care, education, employment and income, housing, and air and water quality.
Review the findings for California Counties here.