Grafton County ranked third in health among the 10 NH counties according to the eighth annual County Health Rankings. The rankings were recently released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Of particular note were Grafton County’s #1 rankings among New Hampshire counties for both clinical care and physical environment.
The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley is working with regional partners to address the health outcomes, health factors, policies and programs identified by the Rankings. Specific priorities are defined in the Upper Valley Public Health Region’s Community Health Improvement Plan and include:
- Preparing for emergencies, planning and exercising to quickly distribute medications to residents.
- Impacting substance misuse by implementing prevention programs.
- Promoting healthy weight and relieving food insecurity and improving oral health in the Upper Valley
The County Health Rankings are available at http://www.countyhealthrankings.org.