A lot of things affect your health, including, remarkably, your zip code. A new report lists Geauga and Medina counties as having many of the healthiest residents in Ohio. Cuyahoga County? Not so much. It ranks near the bottom even though it has world-class health care facilities? So what's the difference? Rankings show the healthiest folks live in areas where people are more educated, breathe clean air, eat fresh produce and are more likely to work outdoors. How do you transform an unhealthy community into a healthy one? There is a lot of consensus on what needs to happen; though it's not exactly apparent where to begin and how to get the right people at the table.
Terry Allan, Commissioner, Cuyahoga County Board of Health & Board President of Association of Ohio Health Commissioners
Lisa Frazier, Research Specialist, Health Policy Institute of Ohio
Dr. Patrick Remington, Associate Dean for Public Health, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin