Newly Released: 2016 County Health Rankings for Maryland

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute have released the 2016 report “County Health Rankings“.  The annual report provides a snapshot of local health conditions by examining a variety of measures that examine individual health behaviors, education and jobs, quality of health care, and the environment.  The top ten healthiest counties in Maryland are as follows:

  1. Montgomery
  2. Howard
  3. Carroll
  4. Frederick
  5. Harford
  6. Queen Anne’s
  7. Calvert
  8. Talbot
  9. Anne Arundel
  10. St. Mary’s

Montgomery County Executive Leggett voiced his thoughts on the county receiving the highest health ranking in Maryland:

“I am proud of our standing as one of the healthiest counties in Maryland,” said County Executive Ike Leggett. “There are lots of factors that figure in to this. I look forward to building on what we have done and working more on areas that still need improvement.”

Click here to view Maryland’s full report.