State Report Cards Show Shortcomings in Preparedness

December 15, 2009
by Todd Neale, Staff Writer,
Med Page Today

Although states have made substantial progress in preparing for public health emergencies, the H1N1 pandemic has revealed remaining deficiencies, according to a new report.

Of 10 key indicators of preparedness, 20 states achieved six or fewer; the worst performer, Montana, fulfilled only three, according to an assessment by the the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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