News Link: Natrona County lags behind State and Nation in Health Factors

Executive Director of the Casper-Natrona County Health Department, Kelly Weidenbach, recently sat down with the Casper Star-Tribune to discuss a health report showing that Natrona County lags behind both the state and the nation several key areas.

From the article:

A new sweeping report from the Casper-Natrona County Health Department shows that residents here are more likely to drink heavily and to die from heart and liver disease, suicide and various forms of cancer than the average Wyomingite.

The report, part of the health department’s broader health assessment effort, is the latest indicator that despite having strong health care infrastructure, Natrona County residents still face serious health problems. Kelly Weidenbach, the executive director of the health department, attributed much of it to behavioral and social factors, which include everything from education to access to fresh food and primary care physicians.

Read the rest of the article on the Casper Star Tribune, here:

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