Addison County is the Healthiest Place in Vermont

Addison County Tops 2018 VT Health Rankings

For the second year in a row, Addison County is the healthiest place in Vermont. According to the latest national survey from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Counties’ rankings are determined by health factors and socioeconomic issues that influence health.

The county-by-county report consists of rankings derived from two broad categories — health outcomes and health factors. The survey’s primary ranking is the health outcomes list, which represents how long residents live and how healthy they feel.

As was the case in 2017, Addison County topped that list. Addison’s premature death rate was the state’s lowest. County residents reported fewer days of poor physical or mental health than the state average, and the rate of newborns with a low birth weight also was below the state’s average.

The survey’s other ranking is based on health factors, which encompass health “behaviors” like diet, exercise, tobacco & alcohol use; health care access & quality; physical environment; and social & economic issues.

Click HERE to see the full report.