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Oakland County ranked 8th healthiest county in Michigan

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Posted at 3:26 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 15:26:11-04

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Oakland County has been ranked the eighth healthiest county in Michigan out of 83 counties statewide, according to the County Health Rankings Report released Tuesday.

The county's Health Division says Oakland has remained in the top 10 for the third year in a row and has ranked second in health behaviors.

Local partnerships that support healthy lifestyles in Oakland include:

  • Best Start for Babies
  • Energizing Connections for Healthier Oakland
  • Healthy Oakland Partnership
  • Healthy Pontiac We Can!
  • Homeless Healthcare Collaboration
  • Hospital Partnership
  • Long Term Care Partnership
  • Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Partnership
  • Senior Advisory Council
  • Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force
“Enhancing the quality of life in Oakland County takes a shared vision of improving the health of all residents,” County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “I am proud of Oakland County’s partnerships with businesses, government officials, schools, and community members who collaborate to make the county among the healthiest places to live, work, and play.”

See the full report here.