HEALTH CARE EDITION
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HEALTH CARE SNAPSHOT
Local health care data and information
COMPILED BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK
2022 STATEWIDE HEALTH CARE RANKINGS OUT OF 244 COUNTIES
COMPARING COUNTY HEALTH These rankings of all counties statewide are updated annually but include data from previous years. The factors listed are not comprehensive.
HEALTH OUTCOMES INCLUDE:
• LENGTH OF LIFE • QUALITY OF LIFE , such as the number of poor mental and physical health days reported
HEALTH FACTORS INCLUDE:
35 43 83
1 1 1
Length of life Overall
• HEALTHBEHAVIORS , such as smoking, obesity, physical activity, excessive drinking, alcohol-impaired driving deaths, sexually transmitted infections and teen births • CLINICALCARE , including health insurance coverage; number of physicians, dentists and mental health providers; preventable hospital stays; and u vaccinations • SOCIOECONOMICFACTORS , such as educational attainment levels, children in poverty, income inequality and violent crimes • PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT FACTORS , such as air pollution, drinking water violations, housing problems and long commutes
COLLIN COUNTY DALLAS COUNTY
Quality of life HEALTH FACTORS
Socioeconomic Physical environment Clinical care
SOURCES: ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN POPULATION HEALTH INSTITUTE, COUNTYHEALTHRANKINGS.ORG, U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICESCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
HEALTH CARE EMPLOYMENT TRENDS HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT
While Dallas County has administered more doses, more of Collin County’s population is fully vaccinated. Data is up to date as of May 14, 2022.
COUNTY VACCINATIONS BY WEEK 200,000
PERCENTAGE OF RESIDENTS AGE 5+ FULLY VACCINATED 699,176 - 72.61%
3,955,651 1,776,082 Total
Dallas and Collin counties each saw a decrease in health care employment from 2019-21.
Sept. 2019 Sept. 2020 Sept. 2021
1,574,088 - 63.99%
2-year change -2.20%
17,670,293 - 77.94%
2-year change -1.37%
LAKE HIGHLANDS LAKEWOOD EDITION • JUNE 2022
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