“As the local health authority, the Ottawa County Health Department is pleased to be at the top of the County Health Rankings,” Ottawa County Health Officer Lisa Stefanovsky said. “At the same time, the Health Department is just one piece of the puzzle contributing to good health.”
Stefanovsky said Ottawa County is fortunate to have strong groups who come together and make meaningful impacts on residents’ health — including hospitals, schools, businesses, human service agencies, law enforcement, nonprofit and economic improvement groups, local governments, and faith communities.
“And while we rank among the top, many areas for improvement remain,” Stefanovsky said.
In order, the report’s 10 healthiest counties in Michigan are Ottawa, Leelanau, Livingston, Washtenaw, Alger, Clinton, Grand Traverse, Houghton, Emmet and Marquette. The 10 counties in the poorest health are Clare, Wayne, Lake, Ontonagon, Alcona, Genesee, Gladwin, Roscommon, Saginaw and Calhoun. Michigan has 83 counties.
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