Chester County has once again been ranked overall as the healthiest county in Pennsylvania according to a study released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The study placed Chester County at the top of the Health Outcomes category, relating to length and quality of life, and number two in Health Factors which include health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and physical environment.
The County Health Rankings compare counties within each state on more than 30 factors that impact health, including such social determinants as education, jobs, housing, exercise, commuting times and more. Now in its seventh year, counties can get a snapshot of how healthy their residents are by comparing their overall health and the factors that influence their health, with other counties in their state.
The report is designed to allow counties to determine where they are doing well and where they need to improve.