County health rankings
Rock County Health officer Karen Cain says the report is not a surprise and they have work to do. But Cain says this report cannot be compared to any of the other county health rankings over the last several years because the criteria in preparing the latest version is different.
The new report looks at health outcomes and health factors. Cain says the county health department can work toward changing things like health risks, but have no control over health outcomes because they result from education, socioeconomic factors and the environment.
Cain says the initial response to the report is to find partners to do more public education regarding risky behavior.