The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin is out with its annual county health rankings.
“We look at, for the rankings, not only how healthy they are, but we also look at what has the ability to change how healthy we might be in the future,” said Andrea Ducas, a program officer with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Blair County ranks 47th out of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.
The number of children in poverty in Blair County is much higher than average, as well as the number of unemployed workers, but there are areas to celebrate too. High school graduation rates are high, which is something to be proud of, and “should be an area to continue to focus in on,” says Ducas.
To see the full report, go to www.countyhealthrankings.org.
Source: Local News