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Door County happy with health ranking improvements

Door County jumped up 14 spots in the annual health rankings report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Finishing overall in 20th out of 72 counties, it had the fourth highest score in the state when it came to health behaviors which included adult smoking and obesity rates, access to exercise opportunities, and alcohol-related issues. Door County Public Health Officer Sue Powers says the rankings review is a valuable tool for the office.

Powers is most proud the county saw its premature mortality rate drop in 2018 but hopes to see improvements in some categories like the number of primary care physicians and mental health providers.

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