"Healthiest Communities" In U.S. Ranked

Telluride locals consider ourselves a generally healthy, very fit bunch of peeps. But somehow we did not make this list. TIO curated this story, “The ‘Healthiest Communities’ in the U.S. Ranked’ from EcoWatch.

Colorado’s Douglas County, in the Denver metropolitan area, is the United States’ healthiest community in 2019, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings.

This year, Douglas County unseated the Washington, DC suburb of Falls Church, Virginia for the top spot in U.S. News’ second annual America’s Healthiest Communities rankings. Falls Church dropped down to the third spot this year, while Los Alamos County, New Mexico ranked second.

Working with health and research experts, U.S. News evaluated nearly 3,000 communities according to 81 different parameters within the following 10 categories: population health, equity, education, economy, housing, food and nutrition, environment, public safety, community vitality and infrastructure….

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Susan is Telluride Inside… and Out’s founder and editor-in-chief, the visionary on the team, in charge of content, concept and development. For 19+ years, Susan has covered Telluride’s cultural economy, which includes non-profits and special events. Much of her writing features high-profile individuals in the arts, entertainment, business, and politics. She is a former Citibank executive specializing in strategic planning and new business development, and a certified Viniyoga instructor.

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