Editorial: County has partner in fight for good health


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In an annual review, Indiana ranks 41st in America’s Health Rankings.

Obesity, sedentary habits, high smoking rates, low public health funding and the second-to-worst air pollution in the United States contributed to Indiana’s low rank.

There were a few bright spots in the report, published by the United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention. Indiana fared better than other states when it came to binge drinking and the number of people who don’t have health insurance.

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