Two Kentucky counties recognized as "bright spots" for efforts to improve overall health

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Published: Jul. 24, 2018 at 10:43 AM EDT
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Two Southern Kentucky counties are among ten counties in Appalachia that were recognized on Tuesday for their efforts to address local health challenges.

The Appalachian Regional Commission, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky released new case studies called Exploring Bright Spots in Appalachian Health.

Officials with the organizations say the counties on the list "defy predictions for health with better than expected outcomes."

The "Bright Spot" counties are:

Grant County, West Virginia

Potter County, Pennsylvania

Hale County, Alabama

Sequatchie County, Tennessee

Madison County, North Carolina

Tioga County, New York

McCreary County, Kentucky

Wayne County, Kentucky

Noxubee County, Mississippi

Wirt County, West Virginia

You can find more information on these studies