Pocan Applauds New County Health Rankings
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today issued the following statement on the fifth annual County Health Rankings, released today by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The rankings showed three counties from the 2nd Congressional District – Iowa (#10), Green (#14), and Dane (#17) – are among the healthiest in Wisconsin.
The County Health Rankings measure the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states. The Rankings allow counties to see how well they are doing on 29 factors that influence health including smoking, high school graduation rates, employment, physical inactivity, and access to healthy foods. These rankings help local community health organizations to work together to create a culture of health that benefits everyone.
“It’s great to see all the hard work of our communities to improve the quality of health across the 2nd Congressional District,” said Representative Pocan. “The data from the
County Health Rankings is one source of information communities can use to work with local partners and develop strategies to ensure that every county in Wisconsin is a healthy community.”