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Hunterdon County Recognized By Health Institute As One Of Healthiest Counties In NJ

County has the state’s lowest COVID-19

county-based death rate

Hunterdon County was recently recognized as one of the healthiest counties in New Jersey, in a report from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, Hunterdon County Commissioner Board Director Susan J. Soloway reported at the April 6th meeting.

Director Soloway said, “The report was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation and 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.

Soloway continued, “The health ranking is welcome news, reaffirming past rankings, and sits right alongside last year’s notification by the international non-profit “Save the Children Fund” that Hunterdon County is the safest county in America to raise children.”

For more than ten years, the University of Wisconsin report has cited Hunterdon County as being one of the healthiest counties in New Jersey, and credits collaborations between the county’s Health Division, healthcare and community organizations and county residents who are making healthier choices.

“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,” Soloway concluded.

Click here for New Jersey’s rankings throughout the state along with state-specific data and resources.

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