Overall, Treasure Coast counties are pretty healthy, according to 2018 rankings

Article Posted on March 22, 2018

By: Maureen Kenyon, Treasure Coast Newspapers

Martin remains one of the healthiest counties in Florida, according to an annual study that ranks nearly every county in the United States.

The 2018 County Health Rankings, issued by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, looks at more than 30 factors, such as medical care, education, housing, jobs and transportation, that influence how long and how well people live. In Florida, much of the data used is gathered from the Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set.

Out of Florida's 67 counties, Martin ranked third, climbing two spots from 2017. Indian River and St. Lucie counties ranked 21 and 22, respectively, with St. Lucie jumping eight spots and Indian River dropping slightly…

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