The Boone County Commissioners are thrilled to announce that Boone County has been named the 3rd healthiest county in Indiana in the 2023 County Health Rankings.
This achievement reflects the county’s ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of community members. The County Health Rankings, published annually, provide valuable insights into the factors that influence health in our county and offer a blueprint for future progress.
The County Health Rankings, accessible at http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/, offer a comprehensive view of how various aspects of our lives, including where we live, learn, work, and play, impact our health. They serve as a catalyst for positive change and inspire us to continue working together to enhance the health of our residents.
Boone County’s ranking as the 3rd healthiest county in Indiana is a testament to the tireless efforts of the Healthy Coalition, a group of dedicated community partners, to mobilize and provide collaborative services through a coordinated public health system. By promoting healthy lifestyles and addressing key health needs, the Healthy Coalition has played a pivotal role in this achievement.
President of the Boone County Commissioner, Don Lawson, expressed his enthusiasm for this recognition, stating, “We are incredibly proud to be named the 3rd healthiest county in Indiana. This achievement reflects the dedication and hard work of our community partners, healthcare professionals, and residents who have come together to prioritize health and well-being. It is a testament to our commitment to creating a healthier, happier, and more vibrant Boone County.”
The County Health Rankings also provide valuable resources such as the Community Health Assessment (CHA) and the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). These tools help us identify key health needs, issues, and areas for improvement. They guide our long-term efforts to address public health challenges and ensure the continued well-being of our community.
Boone County continues to build on its success by fostering a culture of health, collaboration, and community engagement.