Yet again, Sarasota County pulls ahead in Florida’s Healthiest Regions! Giving us another reason to love where we live.
For the 3rd year in a row, Sarasota County ranked 3rd in the state of Florida for length and quality of life. Sarasota County also landed the #2 spot in “Heath Factors” which is a combination of lifestyle habits, medical care, regional socioeconomics and the environment.
and excels nationally its low number of preventable hospital stays. The county has a reputable supply of doctors and dentists, catering to the residents including the 80% who have health insurance coverage. Chuck Henry, Health officer at the Department of Health in Sarasota County states that we have great hospitals and a great network of primary care providers, working hard to keep people out of the hospitals.
Sarasota Country is a leader in access to exercise opportunities and all of Southwest Florida has a lower percentage of cigarette smokers than Florida as a whole, while Sarasota County is 4% lower for adult obesity than surrounding counties.