Ventura County ranked seventh in the nation for overall healthy areas to live from the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. The project is a collaborative effort by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute’s mission is to work “across the full spectrum of factors that contribute to health.” From the group’s website on their partner: “The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health.”
The group uses various markers to determine where to rank a county when it comes to the health of their populations. From their website: “The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income inequality, and teen births in nearly every county in America. The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play.”
Below is Ventura County’s health profile:
*This data can be found on: University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 2019. www.countyhealthrankings.org.