St. Johns County earns top rank in health study

For eighth straight year

For the eighth year in a row, the national 2019 County Health Rankings Report has ranked St. Johns County number one in Florida in Health Outcomes (measures of today’s health) and number one in Health Factors (measures of tomorrow’s health) in the national 2019 County Health Rankings Report.
This national study highlights the many factors that influence a community’s health. “Health Outcomes” use length of life and quality of life as standard measurements to describe a community’s health. “Health Factors” are indicators that help determine future health (i.e. factors that can ultimately make us sick or lead to an early death).
In the same study, Duval County is ranked 44 in health outcomes and 32 in overall health factors.
The Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County recognizes the value in measuring health outcomes, and acknowledges the 2019 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps tool released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The County Health Rankings use traditional, established data and vital statistics, much of which is obtained through the Department’s web-based community health assessment resource toolkit known as Florida Health CHARTS (www.FLHealthCHARTS.com).
For more information, visit www.CountyHealthRankings.org.

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