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The healthiest counties in Mississippi – and in the U.S.

The County Health Rankings—the first set of reports to rank the overall health of every county in all 50 states—were released today(Feb 17, 2010) by the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at a briefing in Washington, D.C and on www.countyhealthrankings.org. The 50 state reports help public health and community leaders, policy-makers, consumers and others to see how healthy their county is, compare it with others within their state and find ways to improve the health of their community.

The healthiest counties in Mississippi are:

1.  DeSoto
2.  Rankin
3.  Lamar
4.  Lafayette
5.  Oktibbeha

The unhealthiest county in Mississippi is Holmes County.  Click here for the complete Mississippi Healthy Counties info.