Cone Health has committed to invest $150 million over the next five years to improving health care in parts of the region with substantially lower life expectancies than those in other areas it serves, including in Alamance County.

Though the main focus will be in east Greensboro, Cone Health said in its announcement it will be looking at the parts of Alamance, Forsyth, Randolph, Rockingham and Guilford counties where residents have disproportionately high rates of high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and other treatable or preventable ailments that shorten their lives.