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RYAN BENK / WJCT News

Former President Bill Clinton is visiting Jacksonville on Tuesday as part of a three-day tour of his Clinton Foundation projects.

Rhema Thompson / WJCT

The health of Northeast Floridians ranks among the best and the worst, depending on where you live. St. Johns County ranks best in the state, but nearby Baker County falls just short of the bottom of the list--number 62 of 67.  Duval County ranks number 47.

But across the five-county region there is plenty of work to do. Only about a quarter of adults get an adequate amount of physical activity and about half of adults in the region suffer from chronic illness.

The Clinton Foundation

Florida health officials have forecast that 60 percent of state residents will be overweight by 2030. A global group with presidential ties is trying to stop that trend.

The Clinton Foundation has chosen Northeast Florida as the next location to launch its Clinton Health Matters Initiative, a community transformation model focused on improving the health and well-being of all Americans.

Jacksonville follows Houston, Central Arkansas, and California’s Coachella Valley as the next city to get the benefits of this project.