Susan J. Soloway
Hunterdon County: Named Among NJ Healthiest Counties
Updated: May 6, 2021
Another item from the good news department, is that Hunterdon County has again been recognized as one of the healthiest counties in New Jersey, according to a report released last week by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute that was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The report notes that the rankings consider factors like access to medical care, parks and healthy food; smoking and other personal habits; and statistics on crime, disease and mortality.
According to a media report on the Health rankings, Hunterdon County has the state’s lowest county-based death rate for COVID-19.
The health ranking is welcome news, re-affirming past rankings, and sits right alongside last year’s notification by the international nonprofit ‘Save the Children Fund’ that Hunterdon County is the safest county in America to raise children.
This Board, and those who serve on our municipal governing bodies, consistently strive to maintain Hunterdon County as a great place to live and these kinds of rankings help to deliver the point for the effectiveness of all involved.
A link to the website for the county health rankings can be found below: