Healthy Living 4-6-15(Undated)- When it comes to the health of their residents,  Lumpkin County is in the top ten listings.  Forsyth, Gwinnett counties lead the pack  according to a new study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Lumpkin is the only county in our  area  in the top 10.  Gilmer is 11th , Hall 17th, Habersham rated 18th  and Dawson is at 25th

White County is ranked 66th in the state, with a higher rate of premature deaths than the state average.  Overall, the 2015 County Health Rankings show that premature deaths nationwide are decreasing, with 60 percent of the nation’s counties seeing declines.

A collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, the Rankings allow each state to see how its counties compare on 30 factors that impact health, including education, transportation, housing, violent crime, jobs, diet and exercise. 

Link: White County Health Ranking  Data