County Health Rankings

County Health Rankings and RoadmapWhere we live, learn, work and play makes a tremendous impact on how long and how well we live. Health starts in our families, our workplaces, our playgrounds and in the air we breathe and the water we drink. It's easier to live a healthy life if we live in a healthy place.

The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute has released their County Health Rankings for 2014. A snapshot of the results is below. Full results can be found on the County Health Rankings website.

Health Outcomes - Washington County ranked third overall in this category (up from fourth last year), which measures overall health by death and illness rates.

Health Factors - Washington County is ranked second overall (up from third last year)

  • Health behaviors - 3rd
    Includes adult smoking, adult obesity, excessive drinking, physically inactivity, motor vehicle crash death rate, sexually transmitted diseases, teen birth rate
  • Clinical Care - 5th
    Includes uninsured adults, ration of primary care providers to population, preventable hospital stays, diabetic screening, mammography screening
  • Social & Economic Factors - 2nd
    Includes high school graduation rates, college attendance, unemployment, children living in poverty, single parent households, violent crime
  • Physical Environment - 24th
    Includes air pollution, access to healthy foods and recreational facilities, percentage of fast food restaurants