The annual County Health Rankings has been released and Austin/Travis County ranked high on overall health compared to all participating counties in the state. It ranked 9 out of 237 counties.
The report released today by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) allows each participating county to see how it compares on 30 factors including smoking, high school graduation rates, income inequality, employment, physical activity, access to healthy foods and much more.
In a press release, Director of Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Carlos Rivera says, "While we are pleased to be among the top ranked counties in Texas, there is more to be done to make this community the healthiest in the nation. We will use this data to support on-going priorities, in collaboration with our partners, to address health equity gaps within our population."
The is the sixth annual rankings published online. You can check it out here.