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New report ranks DuPage as the healthiest county in Illinois

Cyclists and a pedestrian take advantage of the early morning low temperatures and humidity along Lake Michigan Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. A new report ranked the health of Cook County as 41 out of Illinois’ 102 counties.

Charles Rex Arbogast

New report ranks DuPage as the healthiest county in Illinois

Out of Illinois’ 102 counties, DuPage is the healthiest, Alexander is the least healthy and Cook County is right around the middle. That’s according to a new report from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

Reset discusses how communities can put the data to use with one of the lead researchers and two local health officials.

GUESTS: Karen Ayala, executive director of the DuPage County Health Department

Dr. Kiran Joshi, senior medical officer and co-lead at the Cook County Department of Public Health

Nicholas Schmuhl, research and analytic scientist for the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

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