According to the 2013 County Health Ranking survey, done for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation by the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute, Carbon County scored 42 (up from 56 in 2010) and Schuylkill 53 (up from 60 in 2010) out of Pennsylvania's 67 counties. The rankings factor a number of measures, including alcohol and tobacco use, access to care, education, employment, family and social support, income, and community safety. The 2010 rankings are in parentheses. The lower the number, the healthier the county.The top 10:

1. Chester (Chester)

2. Union (Centre)

3. Centre (Union)

4. Cumberland (Snyder)

5. Snyder (Montgomery)

6. Montgomery (Pike)

7. Juniata (Butler)

8. Lancaster (Lancaster)

9. Bucks (Cumberland)

10. Butler (Franklin)

The bottom 10:

57. Luzerne (Luzerne)

58. Lackawanna (Armstrong)

59. Lawrence (Elk)

60. Jefferson (Schuylkill)

61. Elk (Lawrence)

62. Cambria (Wayne)

63. Forest. (Blair)

64. Sullivan (Cambria)

65. Greene (Fayette)

66. Fayette (Greene)

67.Philadelphia (Philadelphia)