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Report: Douglas ranked #32 out of 36 counties regarding citizen health level

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ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Douglas County is on the list of the unhealthiest counties in Oregon.

According to a report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Douglas County is ranked 32nd out of 36 counties in the state, dropping one slot since the 2011 report.

County health officials say current projects keep them hopeful.

"The Blue Zones Project will help us to improve our diet, improve the levels of activity, and decrease smoking," said Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer. Douglas County Health Officer.

County officials say they have a lot of work to do in the years ahead to improve the level of overall health in Douglas County.

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