Howard County 10 Healthiest Communities In Nation: U.S. News
March 28, 2019
New rankings put Howard County in the top 10 among the 500 healthiest communities in the U.S.
HOWARD COUNTY, MD — Howard County is the 10th healthiest community in the U.S., according to a new list compiled by U.S. News & World Report and the Aetna Foundation. For 2019, Howard County jumped from its 2018 ranking; last year, it came in 20th.
To create the rankings, U.S. News and the Aetna Foundation evaluated nearly 3,000 communities across multiple health-related metrics in 10 categories.
HoCo’s highest marks came in two categories: population health and economy. In both areas, Howard County scored about 92.
For population health, researchers examined health care access, healthy behaviors, prevalence of health conditions, mental health and resulting health outcomes.