Collier ranks 2nd in state as SWFL shows mixed marks on health report

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Collier County was ranked as the second best county in the state in overall health, according to a report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin.

The annual rankings in the report are based on how long people live in a county and how they feel while they’re alive, according to the report.

ā€œWe hope that the release each year of new information will allow every county in Florida and every county around Fort Myers to reassess what’s going on and re-up the energy,ā€ said Donald Schwarz, of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

St. John’s was ranked first in overall health while Union County was ranked 67th.

Below are the rankings for the following Southwest Florida counties:

  • Charlotte County: 27th
  • Collier County: second
  • DeSoto County: 37th
  • Glades County: 52th
  • Hendry County: 32th
  • Highlands County: 40th
  • Lee County: 11th

 

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