HUERFANO-A new study by the Wisconsin Population Health Institute, along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ranked Huerfano County last in Colorado as the healthiest county; or, to put a more positive spin on it- we’re number one!
The top five counties are Douglas, Eagle, Pitkin, Boulder and Summit counties, while Huerfano County is joined in the bottom five by Crowley, Fremont, Montezuma and Las Animas.
Some of the factors used in the ranking were the rate of people dying before age 75, the percentage of people who report being in fair or poor health, the number of days people report being in poor physical and mental health, and the rate of infants with low birth weights
There may be some hope that Huerfano is not dead last- Cheyenne, Dolores, Hinsdale, Jackson, Kiowa, Mineral and San Juan counties were not ranked because of insufficient data. Maybe they’re even worse off than we are.
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