County health rankings to be released April 3

April 3, 2012: County Health Rankings 2012 Release Day

The third annual release of County Health Rankings offer each county in North Carolina and across the nation a tool to monitor health outcomes and the factors that are influencing health. Nearly every county in the country is ranked on health outcomes (how healthy we are) and on health factors (how healthy we can be). Some communities are much healthier than others. Find out how Buncombe County ranks compared to other North Carolina counties.

Last year Buncombe ranked 17th when compared to other North Carolina counties.

Learn how Buncombe ranks for factors such as health behaviors, clinical care, physical environment and social and economic.

What factors beyond medical care influence the health of our community?

On April 3rd, find the Buncombe County Health Rankings at


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