• By Ayotunde Ademoyero
  • Posted Tuesday, April 3, 2012

2012 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Released

The County Health Rankings& Roadmaps, released earlier today, help us see how where we live, learn, work and play influences how healthy we are and how long we live. The Rankings & Roadmaps show us what is making residents sick, where we need to improve, and what steps communities are taking to solve their problems.

Forsyth County ranked 25th among the 100 counties of N.C. with regard to Health Outcome status (mortality and morbidity) compared to 22nd last year; and ranked 21st among the 100 NC counties with regard to Health Factors (health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment) compared to 13th last year.

The Rankings confirm the results of Forsyth County’s 2011 Community Health Assessment top priority focus areas which are physical activity & nutrition, chronic disease prevention, maternal & infant health and social determinants of health. We all need to be advocates for health by working with policymakers and other leaders in our community to pass smoke-free laws, create more options for physical activity, and support other initiatives to create healthier places where we can live, learn, work and play.

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