Medford, Ore. — How healthy is the county you live in? A new study out is stacking them up — based on a number of factors.
Southern Oregon counties are sitting pretty low on the list. According to a recent rankings report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Jackson County is No. 21, Josephine County is No. 28, and Klamath County is last of the 36 counties in Oregon for overall health outcomes.
Among the factors researchers used to determine overall ranking – health behaviors, clinical care, physical environment, and social and economic factors.
“There’s still a lot more to be done. We are very much committed and engaged in trying to find a way to be able to improve the overall health of our community.”
The top two county rankings on the list are Washington and Clackamas County. The full study is available online, see it for yourself here.