Queen Anne’s County Recognized as one of Healthiest Communities for 2021
US World News & World Report in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation ranked Queen Anne’s County in the top 500 healthiest communities out of nearly 3,000 nationwide.
The metrics used to rate the communities were 84 health and health related metrics in 10 categories from Education and Population Health to infrastructure and Environment. There is also a section related to COVID-19 health metrics.
Queen Anne’s County ranked number 377 of 3,000 communities to read more about how Queen Anne’s county ranks among others visit https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities
Over the last year and a half Dr. Ciotola and Queen Anne’s County Department of Health have worked hand in hand with Queen Anne’s County Government to coordinate our response to COVID-19.
“The close working relationship between the Health Department and the Queen Anne’s County Government started long before the COVID-19 pandemic. says Dr. Ciotola, Queen Anne’s County Department of Health, Health Officer. Programs like our Mobile Integrated Community Health Program (MICH) are some of the reasons that Queen Anne’s County is a healthier place to live.”
The MICH program is a cooperative effort between Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services and Queen Anne’s County Department of Health which focuses to improve the health outcomes among vulnerable populations in the county was led by Dr. Ciotola back in 2014.
To learn more about the MICH program and other healthy initiatives at Queen Anne’s County Department of Health visit qahealth.org