Nevada Health Rankings Released

Every year, the 17 counties in Nevada are ranked by several health factors. John Packham of the UNR School of Medicine says it’s a snapshot for health and what is driving those health outcomes both good and bad. The presentation of the new numbers showed Nevada coming in sixth on the list of health outcomes – things like quality of life and length of life. The news was better for Washoe County on the list of health factors – finishing second behind only Douglas County. In Lyon County the issue is a lack of doctors. The data show there is only one primary care physician per nearly 7 thousand residents. And across the state, a big reason for health problems, involves a lack of housing. Learn more online at countyhealthrankings.org

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