County Health Rankings report released Wednesday morning

Lancaster County is holding steady as one of the healthiest of Pennsylvania's 67 counties, according to the latest edition of an annual ranking.

The ranking equaled Cambria's lowest since the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute began compiling the County Health Rankings in 2011. Because even the counties at the top of the list, he said, have gaps in health outcomes.

To see Ohio counties ranked head to the Ohio Overall Rank page.

Health factors, a measure of a county's health behaviors, clinical care, socioeconomic factors and physical environment, show more scattershot county results.

"Access to a primary care provider is an issue that affects many other aspects of health", Matthews said.

Severe housing problems have stayed fairly flat between 20 and 22 percent for the past five years in Douglas County.

We looked at how OH did in the study.

In New York, the number one ranked county is Rockland and the last ranked is Bronx County at 62.

The YWCA's MotherLove program to support teen mothers as they finish their education and Buncombe County's Isaac Coleman and Tipping Point Investments continue to address health disparities and social determinants of health like access to fresh food, affordable housing, higher education and living wage jobs.

While Milwaukee County's health behaviors largely match those of the state as a whole, there were notable differences in its rates of sexually transmitted infection and teen pregnancy. Figures estimate poor health causes about 14,000 years of potential life lost in Petersburg, versus a state average of 6,100.

According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Mecklenburg County is the fifth-healthiest county in the state, with Union County falling in line just ahead at No. 4.

Dutchess County ranked 14th for health outcomes and ninth for health factors an improvement from 17th in health outcomes past year. The ratios of primary care physicians, dentists and mental health providers to the population all improved. "I applaud those who are working to create healthy, connected communities and improve health opportunities for all people in Virginia". It also rates last when measured by education levels, children in poverty, income inequality and violent crime. "By focusing on the unique needs of our area, we are starting to see meaningful change".

Vanessa Coleman