A new report ranks Montgomery County near the bottom of the list of Ohio counties when it comes to public health. County officials say the dramatic increase in opioid overdoses is a contributing factor.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2017 County Health Ranking measures public health based on a variety of factors. These include the rate of teen births, smoking and obesity.
Montgomery County came in 77 out of Ohio’s 88 Counties - up three spots from last year.