Rural health needs improvement

From Agri-View:

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program helps communities identify and implement solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy in their neighborhoods, schools and workplaces. Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, the County Health Rankings illustrate what is known regarding what is keeping people healthy or making people sick. The roadmaps show what can be done to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation collaborates with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute to bring this program to communities across the nation.

Each year, the County Health Rankings bring actionable data to counties across the country, serving as a call to action to improve local health. The 2016 Rankings include an in-depth examination of the differences in health between rural and urban counties, with some revealing findings:

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