A recent study demonstrates the gap between the healthiest and least healthy counties in Colorado.
The latest data comes from the “2019 County Health Rankings” assembled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, and the Colorado-specific report.
“What really affects your health more beyond access to health care and genetics is the environment you live in,” says Dr. Tista Ghosh, interim chief medical officer for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “Do you have access to good food and a safe environment? Do you have the ability to exercise? All these social structures in place that support your health play a far bigger role than health care.”