Oregon ranks high in health


Published Jan 3, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

Oregon is not the healthiest state in the nation, but at least by some measures, it’s far from the worst.

The 23rd annual America’s Health Rankings, a state-by-state assessment of national health published by United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention, ranked Oregon as the 13th healthiest state overall this year; it was 8th in 2011.

In the category of physical activity, Oregon took fourth place.

— Anne Aurand, The Bulletin