Government watchdog group faults New Jersey's health readiness

December 15, 2009
by MICHAEL MILLER, Staff Writer
The Press of Atlantic City

New Jersey is not as prepared to deal with an epidemic as 30 other states, a government watchdog group said Tuesday.

The Trust for America's Health, a nonprofit charity dedicated to improving public health, ranked the 50 states on 10 factors to assess their overall preparedness to handle a health emergency.

This year's report - the seventh annual - specifically examined how states responded to the swine flu, or H1N1 virus, during the recession.

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