Lincoln County health rankings released
According to a report released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, Lincoln County ranked 60th in the state’s county health rankings. Nearly every county in the country is ranked on health outcomes (how healthy we are) and on health factors (how healthy we can be).
This information helps counties see where they are doing well and where they are not, so they can make changes to improve health. Compared to other counties in the state, Lincoln County ranked poorly in quality of health (adult smoking, adult obesity) and morbidity (poor/fair health, poor physical health days, poor mental health days). Lincoln County also has an unemployment rate higher than the state’s.
“Leaders in the community, business, health care and residents can continue to work together to take the steps necessary to create a healthier community and improve our county’s ranking,” said Sue Kuber, Public Health Nurse, Lincoln County Health Department. “We all have a role in making our community a healthier place to live.”
Lincoln County Health Department offers services towards this goal. A few of these services include: immunization clinics, school health services, food and recreational licensing/inspection program, oral health, home safety (well water testing kits & radon testing kits) and emergency planning for a disaster to name a few.
For more information on services, visit www.co.lincoln.wi.us or call 715-536-0307. To view Lincoln County Health Department’s “This is Public Health” video, visit: http://youtu.be/dFijqO70EAw.