Sheridan County was recently ranked 11th out of 23 when it comes to health of its residents.
A recent study by the Population Health Institute produced statistics that compare Sheridan County to statewide and national trends in wellness-related areas, like education, obesity, mental wellness and poverty.
According to the published results, Sheridan County has relatively high levels of smoking, drinking, sexually transmitted infections, and children in single-parent households compared to statewide and national benchmarks. Also, medical screening rates for diabetes and breast cancer are some of the lowest in the nation. Additionally, 18 percent of county residents are uninsured.
The good news is the study also indicates Sheridan County has great access to recreational facilities, a higher than average high school graduation rate, and a healthy number of doctors and dentists in the area.
The “healthiest” county in Wyoming was Teton County, while the least healthy was Fremont County.