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Douglas County Named Healthiest Community in America

Douglas County, Colorado is the healthiest community in America, according to the 2019 Healthiest Communities rankings by U.S. News and World Report released in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation.

The second annual Healthiest Communities report and accompanying analysis are based on an evaluation of nearly 3,000 communities nationwide across 81 health-related metrics in 10 categories, from education and population health to transportation infrastructure and environment, and housing and public safety.

Douglas County also ranked top in the U.S. in the same report for criteria evaluating peer group rankings for Urban, High Performing communities in 10 categories that drive health outcomes, on a scale of zero to 100.

Key findings for Douglas County, according to the statement from U.S. News and Aetna state: “This Denver suburb is among the top healthiest communities in the Country, in at least four of the 81 measures including physical activity, educational attainment, and median household income.”

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