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Hall, Forsyth among healthiest counties in state
Rankings based on more than 30 criteria
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If you’re looking to get or stay healthy, communities around Lake Lanier provide a good starting place. Of 159 counties in Georgia, Forsyth is the healthiest, and Hall ranks 17th, according to the sixth annual County Health Rankings prepared by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest philanthropic organization in the nation focused exclusively on public health issues, and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The rankings are based on about 30 criteria that impact health, including education, income, crime, jobs, housing and exercise.