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