Mendocino County Health Report

A recent released health report shows overall health improvement for Mendocino County. According to the Ukiah Daily Journal, A new health report ranks Mendocino County at No. 35 in overall health for 2015, out of 57 California counties. The study took into account two categories: health outcomes and health factors. Other subcategories within the report included: length of life; quality of life; health behavior; clinical care; social and economic factors; and physical environment. Lake County was nearly dead last at 56. Sonoma was ranked No. 8 overall, and Humboldt County was just ahead of Mendocino County at No. 34. Marin County has taken the top spot for at least the past five years. This year’s report showed a stark improvement for Mendocino County, which was ranked No. 44 overall in 2014, and 43 in 2013. Overall, the report suggested that at least 16 percent of Mendocino County residents are in poor health. However, one of the positives related to Mendocino County health is the 75 percent access residents have to exercise opportunities in the area.