Inverness, MI Health


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Inverness, MI is a small town located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The health of the community is largely determined by the number of local hospitals and medical facilities available to serve its citizens. Fortunately, Inverness has two hospitals and numerous medical facilities which provide a variety of services for residents in need of medical care. These include primary care centers, urgent care clinics, pharmacies, and specialty care units. All these resources ensure that Inverness residents can access quality health services close to home. The population of Inverness is also fairly healthy due to the abundance of nature trails and parks in the area. These outdoor spaces provide opportunities for individuals to be active outdoors and engage in physical activities that promote health and wellness.

The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.

Physicians per Capita

There are 153 physicians per 100,000 population in Inverness. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Inverness area is 87.5 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

87.5 / 100

Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Inverness area is 60 (100=best). The US average is 55.

60 / 100

Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.

Superfund Index

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Inverness area is 88 (100=best). The US average is 87.

88 / 100

The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.

Quick Facts

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Inverness commutes 27.0 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

Air Quality Index

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Inverness area is 91 (100=best). The US average is 58.

91 / 100

This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

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