BRANCH COUNTY, MI (WTVB) - Which counties in Michigan are the healthiest? Branch County is basically right below the middle of the pack at number forty seven. A new study has been released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute that ranks counties by the health of their residents.
Much further down the list for Michigan is Calhoun County at number 78. Saint Joseph came in 63rd while Barry is the healthiest county in this region at 20th. The study used statistics regarding health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and the physical environment to make its rankings. The healthiest county in Michigan was Leelanau. The unhealthiest -- Wayne County. The rankings can be found online at CountyHealthRankings.org.