Health Report Shows We Have Work To Do

A national study puts Grundy County at the bottom of Tennessee’s 95 counties when it comes to factors affecting health and life expectancy, including death rates, access to health care and healthy foods, economic and education factors, diet and smoking rates.
The study, released in April by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, analyzes factors within four categories — health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and physical environment — each of which contain several measures.
Coffee County ranks 48th in the study. Bedford County is 61st, Moore County did very well ranking 9th, Franklin County was 27th, Warren County was 73rd, Cannon County 37th and Rutherford County was outstanding at number 2. Williamson was number 1 overall.