By Jonathan Lamantia
A coalition of Bronx politicians and health care organizations is trying to improve the reputation of the borough’s health care. But a new analysis shows the enormity of that task.
Bronx County ranked last among 62 New York state counties for the sixth straight year, in a report published Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute.
The report measures quality of life, clinical care and the socioeconomic factors that contribute to health in counties across the U.S. In some cases, the data used was from as far back as 2012, so the measures don’t necessarily capture the most current trends.
The Bronx ranked last in health outcomes and social and economic factors, squeaking out a second-to-last-place finish in clinical care.
All other boroughs improved their rankings from last year. Manhattan ranked eighth (up from 22nd in 2014), Queens was 12th (from 18th), Staten Island was 24th (from 28th) and Brooklyn was 43rd (from 50th). Rockland County topped the list, replacing 2014’s leader, Livingston County.
Read More For six years running, Bronx is the least-healthy county in NY state | Crain’s New York Business.