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Placer, El Dorado, Yolo rank among 50 healthiest U.S. counties for kids
Sacramento Bee

Local health officers have a common recipe for keeping their counties’ children healthy: Make sure children and their parents have ready access to doctors. Provide prenatal care for young mothers. Educate families on healthy habits. Keep kids active and in school.

“One of the drivers of economic health is the physical and mental health of the community,” said Dr. Robert Oldham, Placer County health officer. “Having an approach that looks at many different factors – getting more into the schools, environments that support physical activity, education – there’s not one intervention that has an impact.”