Healthcare disparities in Michigan tied to poverty, unemployment

Apr 29, 2013

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study shows Leelanau County ranks first in overall health outcomes in Michigan.
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released a massive study that analyzes health care in counties across the country and ranks them based on health data. The data shows some noteworthy findings about health disparities across 83 counties in Michigan. For instance, two neighboring counties, Wayne and Washtenaw, have very contrasting health outcomes. 

Bridge Magazine senior writer Ron French has been sifting through the study’s data on Michigan’s counties and joins Current State to discuss some of the more striking trends.