Park County in Top Third of State for Health
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 21, 2019
A new study ranks Park County in the top third of the state when it comes to the health of its residents.
A new study produced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the University of Wisconsin Poplar Health Institute, and the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps researched data from all of Wyoming’s 23 counties. Data categories included health behaviors; education, employment, and income; and physical environmental factors; as well as life expectancy and quality of life.
For the report, counties were ranked in two overall categories – health factors, which are the circumstances that exist in the county that may lead to good or poor health; and health outcomes, which is how healthy the residents actually are.
Teton County came on top overall, in both categories; Fremont County came in last. Park County was 3rd in health factors but ranked 7th in the actual health of its residents.
Big Horn County was ranked 22nd in health factors, but 15th in how healthy its residents actually are; Washakie County ranked 8th in health outcomes and 10th in health factors. And Hot Springs County came in at the 21st spot when it comes to the health of its residents.
Additionally, Wyoming as a state ranked “unhealthier” than the nationwide average in many categories.