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Few counties in Finger Lakes do well in state ranking of ‘health outcomes’

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps brings actionable data, evidence, guidance, and stories to communities to make it easier for people to be healthy in their neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces.

Now, new data is out for the 2019 year.

Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, CHR&R illustrated what we know when it comes to what is keeping people healthy or making them sick and shows what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work, and play.

The rankings are intended to help counties understand what influences how healthy residents are and how long they will live. The rankings are unique in their ability to measure the current overall health of each county throughout the state and country – while also looking at a variety of measures that impact the future health of those communities.

Contributing factors to health outcomes and overall healthiness include: high school graduation rates, access to healthy foods, smoking rates, obesity, and teen births.

Communities are using the rankings to garner support for local health improvement initiatives sponsored by government agencies, health care providers, community organizations, business leaders, policymakers and the public.

Click here to read New York’s summary report

Here’s how counties in the Finger Lakes ranked within the state in terms of health outcomes:

Cayuga: 19th
Seneca: 37th
Wayne: 51st
Ontario: 9th
Tompkins: 11th
Schuyler: 48th
Yates: 14th
Monroe: 39th
Onondaga: 34th