- Ranked third in New York in overall health, down from second place last year
- Stayed at sixth for health factors: behaviors, clinical care, physical environment, and socio-economics.
- Ranked second in the state for health outcome and length of life.
- Improvement in reducing the number of preventable hospital stays.
- Higher percentage of screening for diabetes
- Rockland continues to have the lowest adult smoking rate in New York State (9 percent)
- Adult obesity
- Sexually transmitted infections
"Our high ranking reflects the priority this County has placed on programs, policies and services that affect our residents’ health. We are making strides, and we will continue to work to improve the health of our residents,” said Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, Rockland County Commissioner of Health.
2014 County Health Rankings, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, includes a website filled with information and ideas for how individuals and groups can contribute to the health of their communities.