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Clark ranks 6th for overall healthcare in Nevada

Posted at 8:08 PM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 23:57:38-04
A new report released today shows Clark County ranks 6th in Nevada for its overall health, and 12th in factors like clinical care.
The report is part of the annual county health rankings study to assess the health of every county in the US.
Clark County maintained its rankings from last year despite what's described as severe under-funding for the Southern Nevada Health District.
This year, Lincoln County ranked third and Nye County 16th of out 17 counties. Last year, Lincoln County was on top while Nye County was dead last. Douglas County is No. 1 this year.
Nevada is not doing well in two areas. The diagnosed number of Chlamydia cases and the ratio of the population to mental health providers.

Both are around double the national average.

The list is compiled by health experts at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. They can be found on the County Health Rankings website.