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New report shows state in middle on preparedness

December 15, 2009
by Meredith Cohn
Baltimore Sun

An annual study of public health preparedness ranked Maryland in the middle of the pack in its readiness. The state scored 7 out of 10 on the key indicators.

Called "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism" report, the report was released today by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It said this year, the H1N1 flu outbreak exposed serious gaps in the nation's ability to respond to public health emergencies.

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