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2016 County Health Rankings

For the fourth year in a row, Ozaukee County is the healthiest in Wisconsin.

That's according to the annual County Health Rankings put out each spring by UW Madison and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Just like last year, Ozaukee leads the 72 counties in both current health factors and projected outcomes of how long and how well residents live. Nearby Waukesha County is second-best for current health and Number-six for projected outcomes. Menominee County, home of the Menominee Indian Reservation, is again 72nd and worst in both categories. Milwaukee County, with high poverty is again second-worst in both.

Southwest Wisconsin counties ranked generally well in both health outcomes and health factors in the latest rankings – however there is room for improvement. Richland County ranked 10th out of 72 counties for Health Outcomes and 34th for Health Factors according to the annual County Health Rankings. Crawford County was 48th in Outcomes and 52nd in Health Factors. Grant County ranked 37th in outcomes and 26th in factors. Iowa County came in rated 19th in health outcomes and 21st in health factors. Sauk was 39th in outcomes and 38th in factors. Vernon County rated 28th in outcomes and 54th in factors. And Lafayette County ranked 14th in health outcomes and 44th in health factors in the County Health Rankings.