Editorial: Community effort needed to improve local health

Daily Journal

A recent nationwide health assessment offered some good news and not-so-good news for Johnson County residents.

The county ranked as the 15th-healthiest in Indiana, according to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual report, which ranks all the counties in every state. But the county has been getting less healthy over the past few years.

Johnson County’s ranking slid for the third straight year for health outcomes, which is how long people live and how healthy they are. The county was ranked the 11th-healthiest county in Indiana in 2011 and the 13th-healthiest last year.

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