Mar 25, 2015 1:55 PM
Rockingham County ranked healthiest in NH
Rockingham County leads New Hampshire for the healthiest in the state.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released the results Wednesday.
Researchers looked at the length and quality of life to across the nation, including, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment.
The rankings are used to determine health priorities that need to be worked on in each region.
"Having Community Health Improvement Plans in place in each of our 13 public health regions will help to ensure a coordinated, collaborative approach among local agencies,"
said Dr. Josd Montero, director of Public Health at the Department of Health and Human Services. "This increases the effectiveness of their efforts to target a few key areas based on local priorities and the capacity to take action.
The rankings across the county can be found at www.countyhealthrankings.org.
A breakdown of each New Hampshire county and how they fared in each factor is also available.