Same county tops healthiest US community ranking for the third year in a row

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As the country navigates a more controlled phase 감염병 세계적 유행, Los Alamos County, 뉴 멕시코, has been ranked the healthiest US community for the third year in a row.

Located roughly 40 miles from Sante Fe, the county is 집에 canyons and mesas connected by a 58-mile trail network, 13 developed public parks and an expansive golf course. The community of more than 19,000 사람들 scored highest in the housing, population health and infrastructure categories, according to the annual U.S. 뉴스 & World Report Healthiest Communities rankings report 수요일 게시.
Known for its vast, breathtaking mountain ranges, Los Alamos County is the first community to take the No. 1 spot more than twice since U.S. News launched the rankings in 2018, 보고서에 따르면.
      하나, the county and the four runners-up Falls Church, 여자 이름; 더글라스 카운티, 콜로라도; Morgan County, 유타; and Carver County, 미네소타 — all scored below average in the subcategory of housing.
        Families and individuals walk through a snow-covered valley in Los Alamos County, 뉴 멕시코.

        A healthy environment is part of what definitely contributes to (Los Alamos County) being a healthy community,” Los Alamos County Councilor Sara Scott, who wasn’t involved in the report, 이전에 CNN에. “People have the opportunity and the interest in getting out, taking advantage of our mountains, trails, biking, horse-riding (과) golfing.
          When Los Alamos County ranked No. 1 에 2020, Scott said a giving community that takes health and safety seriously contributes to what makes the county so healthy overall.
          That has included pandemic-related donations, volunteer mask-making, up-to-date communication between health officials and citizens on safety precautions, and the public’s compliance with the county’s layered public health response. Census responses, 너무, have helped county officials identify needs and priorities, Scott이 말했습니다..
          A rainbow overhangs Los Alamos County, 뉴 멕시코, fields in the fall of 2016.

          The top five spots of the environment ranking went to Florence County, 위스콘신; Iron County, 미시간; Forest County, 위스콘신; Summit County, 콜로라도; and Broadwater County, 몬태나. This category considers factors such as air quality, drinking water safety, amount of land area covered by trees, and how many people lived within a half mile of a park.
          우리. News and the University of Missouri Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems based the rankings on how nearly 3,000 US communities scored on 89 health and health-related metrics placed within 10 카테고리: community vitality, 공평, 경제, 교육, 환경, food and nutrition, population health, housing, public safety and infrastructure. For each metric, the researchers scaled the values for each community relative to the average for that metric.

          A community’s public health past affects its present

          Some tools analyzed countiesCovid-19 case, death and vaccination rates. Communities with higher cumulative deaths from Covid-19 (당 100,000 주민) had lower rates of postsecondary education, lower life expectancy and lower shares of adults who had recently done physical activity during their leisure time, the report found.
          Communities with a higher share of people who had earned at least an associate’s degree tended to have higher Covid-19 vaccination and booster rates. Communities with higher rates of vaccination also had lower rates of death from Covid-19.
          What I learned in talking to health care and public health experts is thatthe type of public health infrastructure and trust in public health that you need to have for a pandemic is something you start building, not at the time of the pandemic, 그러나 10 몇 년 전,” Alex Matthews, then data editor at U.S. 뉴스 & World Report, told CNN in 2021.
          에 2021, many counties that hadreally high vaccination rates also scored well on our food nutrition category. And those two things don’t seem related (웨이트리스가 토끼 귀와 푹신한 꼬리가있는 노출 의상을 입는 전국에 클럽을 열었습니다.),” 매튜스가 말했다, adding that in some communities, ㅏ Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program connects local farmers with families who need affordable access to produce.
          What ends up happening is, years down the line when the public health authorities come to you and say, '이봐, we need you to wear masksor ‘Hey, we need you to get this shot,’ you think to yourself, '잘, 물론이야. These people are invested in my health; they’ve been investing in it every day. So I’m going to listen to them, and I’m going to trust them.'

          The top community for mental health

          The top four communities in the mental health category were Fairfax County, 여자 이름; Santa Clara County, 캘리포니아; San Mateo County, 캘리포니아; and Honolulu County, 하와이.
          Geographically, communities in the DMV (Washington DC/Maryland/Virginia) area have high scores in this part of our assessment, with Fairfax County leading the way at No. 1,” said Chris Wolf, lead data analyst at U.S. 뉴스.
          A woman stretches atop a lookout in Los Alamos County, 뉴 멕시코.

          Community measures ofphysical health and well-being can also impact mental health because they can limit or support the way individuals are able to move through their day and interact with their community,” Susan L. Polan, associate executive director of public affairs and advocacy at the American Public Health Association, 이전에 CNN에. Polan wasn’t involved in the research. [object Window], lower mental health scores were associated with higher rates of poverty, smoking and teen birth rates, and lower life expectancy.
          우리. News produces the rankings to inform community health officials of best policies and practices for productive, healthy lives, 보고서에 따르면.
            When scoping out potential homes, people should assess whether the area isis a cohesive community with easy access to healthy food, safe places to play and walk, good schools, diverse residents and leaderships, affordable housing, public transportation and a full range of other services,” Polan said. Local governments interested in investing in communities and economically sound, locally involved businesses are other good signs of healthy residential areas, 그녀는 덧붙였다.
            The Healthiest Communities project results from support from CVS Health and the University of Missouri Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems, a research institution for community health. Researchers based the rankings on data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 메디 케어 센터 & Medicaid Services, Census Bureau and Environmental Protection Agency.

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