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County Health Data Points to Areas for Improvement

US News & World Report recently issued their 2019 County Health Rankings. Counties that make up the MetroWest area (Middlesex, Worcester and Norfolk) all scored relatively high. However, the data also showed areas for improvement, such as the teen birth rate and preventable hospital admissions.

The rankings are based on 81 metrics drawn in large part from publicly available data sets from reputable sources such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These metrics were selected for their value in assessing community performance in each of the categories and subcategories in our framework, as identified in consultation with industry experts.

To see how Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester Counties fared in the rankings, click here.

To learn more about the 2019 County Health Rankings, click here.



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