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Buncombe County ranks #19 in the state when it comes to overall health. Today, the Annual County Health Rankings Report for each county in the nation has been released, offering a way for us to take a look at how healthy we are today and how healthy we will be in the future. Buncombe’s overall health rankings have stayed in the Top 20 for the last three years. The County Health Rankings reinforce the fact that our health is affected by income, education, access to healthy foods and recreation, as well as the health behaviors we adopt and where we live.
Good News - There was significant improvement in the percentage rate of our low-income population with limited access to healthy foods, which improved by 44% (9% this year compared to 16% last year).
Please see attached below for the Health Snapshot 2013: Buncombe one-page handout and the news release from Buncombe County Department of Health
Go to County Health Rankings Website: www.countyhealthrankings.org