Wauseon, OH – The Fulton County Health Department is pleased to announce that Fulton County has been ranked the 10th healthiest county in the state of Ohio by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The Rankings are an annual check-up that highlights the healthiest and least healthy counties in every state, as well as those factors that influence health, outside of the doctor’s office. The Rankings highlight the importance of critical factors such as education rates, income levels, and access to healthy foods, as well as access to medical care, in influencing how long and how well people live.
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The Health Department will be spending some time examining the data in detail to get a better picture of the needs in our county. Along with this data, the Fulton County Partners for Health completed a children’s, youth and adult county wide health assessment in December of 2012. Between the two reports, we have a picture of the health and health related needs of Fulton County that will assist in planning for the future. This is especially important in this time of dwindling resources.
This outstanding ranking is a product of great collaboration within our county. Fulton County has a number of organizations, agencies and the hospital which work well together to promote good health. If you are interested in learning more you can view the full report at www.countyhealthrankings.org.
If you want to know more about the Fulton County Health Department, please visit us on the web at www.fultoncountyhealthdept.com.
For more information please call Mike Oricko at 419-337-0915.
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