High ranking in health for Ottawa County

Krystle Wagner • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:22 PM

The list is out, and Ottawa County is No. 2 in the state's 82 counties in regards to our community's overall well-being.

Among the findings in the 2013 County Health Rankings was that this area has done a great job at eating fruits and veggies, and in exercising. We also rank high in longevity and overall health.

"The components of the Health Factors rank are indicators of tomorrow's health, so not only does Ottawa County rank high in current measures of life expectancy and sickness, we are heading in the right direction for a healthy future," stated Ottawa County Public Health Epidemiologist Marcia Knol.

Muskegon County, by contrast, is ranked No. 69. Check out the state's ranking by clicking HERE. Or see the Ottawa County report by clicking HERE.

Read the entire story about what this ranking says about us in Thursday's Grand Haven Tribune. Don't get the Tribune? Subscribe now by clicking HERE.

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