March 29, 2023 - Where we live, work, and play matters to our health. In good news for Williamson County residents, the 2023 County Health Rankings, released today, again deem the county as third healthiest among ranked Texas counties. Since the rankings were first introduced in 2010, Williamson County has been ranked among the top healthiest counties. 

Ranked counties are evaluated using a variety of data including Health Factors, which measure the rate of education, housing, crime, employment, unhealthy behaviors, and exercise. These components are considered to be “changeable behaviors” and indicate the current and future health of a county. Additional measures make up Health Outcomes, which are based on length of life and the quality of daily physical and mental health. The 2023 Rankings are based on data sources from 2014 through 2021 

"The health rankings are a great way to raise awareness of what our community does well, and where we can improve. They give us the opportunity to become more purposefully engaged in improving health and healthy opportunities countywide." said Dr. Caroline Hilbert, Williamson County and Cities Health District Executive Director. “WCCHD is committed to working with our community partners on improving health outcomes through our core public health services and programs such as the Healthy Williamson County coalition. The coalition contributes to the Community Health Improvement Plan, which outlines actionable steps in priority areas of focus, including access to care, behavioral health resources, and chronic disease prevention. 

The rankings are available online at www.countyhealthrankings.org. The Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD), nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Williamson County. WCCHD provides critical public health services including retail food inspections, clinical services like immunizations and well-woman exams, epidemiological and emergency responses to disease outbreaks, mosquito surveillance, WIC nutrition benefits and education, and administers the county indigent healthcare program. Learn more at www.wcchd.org.