WISCONSIN EARNS PERFECT SCORE ON LATEST NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS REPORT
December 17, 2008
US States News
MADISON - State health officials today touted Wisconsin's perfect showing in the 2008 Public Health Preparedness report, Ready or Not?, published annually by the Trust for America's Health.
"Wisconsin scored a perfect 10 out of 10 indicators of preparedness levels," said Department of Health Services Secretary Karen Timberlake. "Only five states managed to achieve a 10, and it confirms that Wisconsin has never been better prepared to act in an emergency."
Timberlake noted that the state's high level of preparedness was demonstrated during last summer's floods. "When I visited the flooded areas, I was impressed by the professionalism and can-do attitude of local and state officials as they tried to aid flood victims," Timberlake said. "So this report does not really come as a surprise. It's a credit not only to the hard work of state staff, but also local officials and our private sector partners."
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