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St. Tammany Parish ranks #2 in study of healthiest parishes in Louisiana

Louisiana parishes ranked from most to least healthy (Image Source: AP) Louisiana parishes ranked from most to least healthy (Image Source: AP)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

A new national report ranks Cameron Parish as the healthiest spot in Louisiana. 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and researchers at the University of Wisconsin ranked every county in the United States. 

Researchers based the rankings on factors like poverty, education, health behaviors and access to health care. 

St. Tammany parish ranked as the second healthiest parish in Louisiana. Orleans parish ranks 46 out of 64 parishes. 

Don Schwarz, Vice President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation said "There's no perfect place to live and we as a nation always aspire to have our children be healthier than we are. Hopefully this information will help people to do what's necessary so that all of our children and all of our grandchildren can live healthier lives and have the opportunity to be healthier than we are."

To see where your parish falls in the rankings click here. 

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