Medina County is among the healthiest counties in Ohio, ranked 4th overall in Health Outcomes and Health Factors. That's according to the County Health Rankings report by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin.
Counties received rankings on a variety of factors, including mortality, morbidity, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, as well as the physical environment.
"Medina County has consistently ranked 4th or higher since the first Rankings in 2010. Changes in one step from one year to the next should not be met with sweeping changes in perceptions of the county," said Krista Wasowski, Medina County Health Commissioner. "Changes from one year to the next may be due to adjustments in data collection methods or changes in variables. The consistent ranking of Medina County is a strong indicator of the many health and social programs available to Medina County residents, and the collaborative nature of our county agencies."
Medina County ranked 34th in physical environment, according to the study. Factors in that category include air pollution, access to recreational facilities, number of fast food restaurants, among others.
Other area county rankings:
- Lake County - 17th
- Portage County - 20th
- Ashland County - 23th
- Lorain County -29th
- Stark County - 39th
- Summit County - 41th
- Cuyahoga County - 67th
The complete list of rankings are available at http://www.countyhealthrankings.org .