‘No Coincidence’ That U.S. News & World Report Ranks Chesco Among the 100 Healthiest Counties in America

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Chester County ranks among the Top 100 in the Healthiest Communities Rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report, writes Isabel Tehan for the Philadelphia Business Journal. 

The rankings are based on the evaluation of 3,000 U.S. counties across 89 health-related metrics in 10 categories. The categories covered quality of economy, education, environment, equity, food and nutrition, population health, housing, public safety, and more. 

Chester County ranked No. 92, climbing from last year’s spot at No. 106. 

Montgomery County checked in at No. 80, with Bucks County at No. 205. 

“The commitment of our Health Department leadership and staff, our healthcare providers, hospitals, clinics, social service-related nonprofit organizations, and our environmental stewardship and recreational resources all add up,” said Chester County Commissioner Marian Moskowitz. “They are partnerships that reap so many benefits for our residents, and I thank them all for their contributions.”

“Chester County’s inclusion in this nationwide study is no coincidence,” said Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline. “For years, we have focused on and invested in the health and safety of our residents, taking into account physical, emotional, mental, and environmental health needs. We were one of the first counties in the Commonwealth to fund our own health department, which, especially over the past two years, has proved to be very valuable.”

Read more about the Healthiest Communities Rankings in the Philadelphia Business Journal.

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