According to this article from The Nation’s Health, Los Alamos County was named the healthiest county in America by U.S. News & World Report. The announcement came as part of its third annual Healthiest Communities project, which ranks nearly 3,000 communities nationwide on metrics such as equity, nutrition, public safety, and environment. The project helps inform residents, community health leaders, and elected officials about policies and best practices to create healthy communities.
Slightly behind Los Alamos County in the rankings were Douglas County, Colorado, and Falls Church, Virginia, which were the top-ranked communities in 2019 and 2018. Rounding out the top five are Broomfield and Routt counties, both in Colorado. In fact, seven of the communities that ranked in the top 10 were in Colorado. All of the top counties scored above the national average in at least eight of 10 categories. The rankings, created in partnership with the University of Missouri Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems, were based on data collected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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