Roanoke County named as one of the Healthiest Communities for 2021

Roanoke County, Virginia – Roanoke County has been named as one of the Aetna Foundation Healthiest Communities for 2021.
According to Aetna, the list is developed as an interactive destination for users and policymakers, backed by in-depth research, news and analysis.
About 3,000 counties and county-equivalents were involved in the rankings.
With 71 as an overall score for the study, Roanoke took the 196 spot out of the top 500 Urban, High Performing communities. The number ranks 11 points higher than United States averages and 18 points higher than the average for Virginia communities.
As study of Roanoke County highlights, overall health of the population, education, equity, economy and housing stand out.

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