Marin County Named Healthiest in California in New Study; L.A. County Ranks 26th

The title of healthiest California county goes to Marin County – for the second year in a row. A new study released Wednesday named the Northern California county the healthiest in the state. The Bay Area county had lower rates of smoking, adult obesity and teen birth compared with other California counties, according to an annual rankings released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, the foundation’s president, called the rankings, “an annual check-up for communities to know how healthy they are and where they can improve.”


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