Boosting Healthy Communities: Montgomery, Frederick and Howard Counties Top the 2024 County Health Rankings Report

Frederick, Montgomery, and Howard Counties Top Rankings on Conduit Street

The 2024 annual County Health Rankings (CHR) report has named Montgomery County, Frederick County, and Howard County as some of the healthiest counties in the United States. The report emphasizes the link between civic participation, or civic health, and overall well-being. It highlights the importance of civic infrastructure and spaces for community engagement, such as access to local news, broadband internet, and public libraries. Additionally, structural barriers like policies and laws that can hinder voting and worker unionizing are also discussed.

The CHR is a collaboration between the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which compares counties within each state based on more than 30 factors that influence health. These factors include social determinants like education, employment, housing, physical activity, and commute times. In Maryland and across the nation, Montgomery, Frederick

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