Health is local and the numbers in Wednesday’s announcement of the National County Health Report show Cache County near the top in Utah.
The details were reported by Kate Konkle of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
“According to our county health rankings this year they rank number three out of Utah’s 27 ranked counties,” Konkle explains. “You might notice there are 29 counties in Utah but two aren’t ranked because population sizes are too small. Cache is right up there in the top five which is a great spot to be.”
Konkle said other indicators leave Cache County at an elite level.
“Looking at their snapshot,” she continues, “and I encourage folks to go to countyhealthrankings.org and check it out for themselves, to look at the numbers and see what is interesting to them. But one of the things we look at in terms of health outcomes — how long people are living and how well they feel — is premature death, are people dying too young.
“Numbers there look actually really good for Cache County. They actually fall within what we call our top U.S. performers, the top 10 percent of counties in the whole country.“
This is the ninth year of the rankings which are published online at <a href=”http://countyhealthrankings.org” target=”_blank”>countyhealthrankings.org</a>.