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Los Alamos County, New Mexico, ranked healthiest community in America for the third time: report

Los Alamos County, New Mexico, ranked healthiest community in America for the third time: report

Los Alamos County, New Mexico, an area in the mountains about 35 miles from Santa Fe, has recorded its activity The healthiest society in America For the third year in a row, according to a recent report by US News and CVS Health.

This year’s Health Communities Rankings are based on ratings of 3,000 communities nationwide across dozens of health and health-related metrics in categories such as education, infrastructure, and population health. For the first time, it also explores factors related to natural disasters and climate justice.

Pharmacy staff work at the new CVS Pharmacy on May 30, 2017 in Parker, Colorado. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images/Getty Images)

The data, according to US News editor and chief content officer, Kim Castro, “provides deep insight into the state of health equity in our country.”

“When we examine the data on natural hazards, we can see how different demographic populations are affected by the risks associated with their environment,” Castro said.

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The data also helps CVS “determine the best way to collaborate with communities to develop.” Sustainable solutions and promotion of health equity In a way that meets their unique needs, said Johnny Khaldoon, CVS’s chief health justice officer.

The healthcare company launched an initiative earlier this year, called Districts of Health, that works to provide “focused local investments designed to reduce health disparities and advance health equity in under-resourced communities,” according to the report.

Recent data from Community Health Rankings It revealed that four of the top 20 healthy communities are located in Northern Virginia. However, communities in Rhode Island, Minnesota, and Iowa have the highest overall average scores, according to the analysis. The data also showed that communities with the lowest scores were found in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

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According to the analysis, societies with lower scores in the mental health subcategory typically have higher life expectancy, median household income, and labor force participation. These communities usually suffer from higher poverty rates.

CVS counter for customers in Pasadena

A customer waits at the CVS pharmacy office in Pasadena, US, May 2, 2016. (Reuters/Mario Anzoni/file photo/Reuters Photo)

In fact, rural communities are likely to have a higher proportion of adults with recurrent mental disorders, while urban communities are likely to have “a higher share of health care program recipients diagnosed with depression,” according to the report.

Here are the top ten healthiest communities across the country, according to the report:

  1. Los Alamos County, New Mexico
  2. Falls Church, Virginia
  3. Douglas County, Colorado
  4. Morgan County, Utah
  5. Carver County, Minnesota
  6. Sioux County, Iowa
  7. Ozuki County, Wisconsin
  8. Hamilton County, Indiana
  9. Broomfield County, Colorado
  10. Delaware County, Ohio


Here are the five most important communities for access to health care:

  1. Olmsted County, Minnesota
  2. Suffolk County, Massachusetts
  3. Johnson County, Iowa
  4. Montour County, Pennsylvania
  5. Salem, Virginia

Here are the top five mental health communities:

  1. Fairfax County, Virginia
  2. Santa Clara County, California
  3. San Mateo County, California
  4. Honolulu County, Hawaii
  5. Pitkin County, Colorado