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Alabama earns grade of 9 out of 10 on disaster preparedness

December 16, 2008
by Kym Klass
Montgomery Advertiser

Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today released the sixth annual Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism report, which finds that progress made to better protect the country from disease outbreaks, natural disasters and bioterrorism is now at risk, due to budget cuts and the economic crisis.

In addition, the report concludes that major gaps remain in many critical areas of preparedness, including surge capacity, rapid disease detection, and food safety.

Alabama achieved 9 out of 10 possible indicators for health emergency preparedness capabilities.

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