Kansas County Health Rankings Released

The Kansas Health Institute recently released county rankings, considering a variety of health and wellness factors. Washington County ranked an impressive number seven in the state in health outcomes, with high marks for length of life, social and economic factors including education, unemployment, crime, and children’s poverty. Concern was noted with health behaviors, and clinical care, which includes limited access to health care providers. Marshall County ranked 34th in the state overall, with higher marks for length of life, clinical care, social and environmental factors, but lower than average in quality of life and health behaviors. Both counties ranked top ten in the state for physical environment, which includes pollution, water, and housing environment.