I previously posted some of the vital stats coming out of the Portage County Health Needs Assessment so when I saw statewide county comparison data I thought I’d pass that along too.
The statewide data broke it into 2 categories — 1) Health Outcomes: which is described as “how does our health in Portage County compare today with the other 87 counties in Ohio”; and 2)Health Factors: which looks at the way the Portage County health numbers are trending and predicts our future health rating.
The good new is based on our health profile today, Portage County ranks 17th out of 88 counties overall in Ohio. The less good news is that we’re projected to lose ground and our future ranking is predicted at 33rd.
The optimist in me says there’s time to keep making progress in our public health in Portage County and stay in the 20% in Ohio.