Health Fair

Rose Repinski, 5, left, and Mira Borrego, 7, learn how to properly apply bandages in the Teddy Bear Clinic during the St. John’s Community Health Fair. Things like the Health Fair helped Teton County be ranked No. 19 on a list of healthiest communities.

Teton County residents, you live in the 19th-healthiest place in the United States.

At least, that's what a new ranking from the U.S. News and World Report in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation says.

To come up with the rankings, researchers compared almost 3,000 communities using 80 metrics to evaluate community health. The metrics were broken into categories, including population health — which looks at access to care, mental health, health behaviors and outcomes — education, housing, economy, infrastructure, food availability and nutrition, the environment and public safety. 

Falls Church, Virginia, ranked No. 1. It's a suburb of Washington, D.C., with small school systems and a low poverty rate.

Colorado picked up second and third place with Douglas and Broomfield counties, both part of the greater Denver metro area.

See the full story in Thursday's Jackson Hole Daily.

Contact Kylie Mohr at 732-7079, or @JHNGhealth.

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