Collier County Ranks Second Healthiest County in the State
Collier County held steady as the second-healthiest county in the state for the sixth year in a row, according to the rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The following are excerpts from the Naples Daily News article found here.
The New Jersey-based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation partners with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in the annual rankings. It is data-driven based on a series of health behaviors, social and economic factors, clinical care and physical environment. The rankings serve as a guidepost for elected officials and public health and civic leaders to determine where to focus on improving the health of its residents.”
Southwest Florida officials said they are pleased by how their communities stack up.
Stephanie Vick, administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Collier County, said it is no surprise Collier continues to be one of the healthiest communities.
“Our rankings are a result of the community making healthy changes in their lives,” Vick said. “The decisions our residents make, along with the dedicated work of a variety of stakeholders, impacts the health of our entire community.”
Angela Smith, health officer for the Florida Department of Health in Lee County, said one of the community’s measurements that stands out is that it is 12th among all the counties for quality of life.
Some results from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report can be seen below:
To read the full report, go to www.countyhealthrankings.org.