State scores well on preparedness

December 15, 2009
Houston Chronicle

WASHINGTON - Texas is one of the best-prepared states in the U.S. for responding to a public health emergency, a report released Tuesday concluded.

Texas scores high in emergency preparedness during a time when many other states are suffering cuts in state and federal public health funding and losses in medical staff, according to the Ready or Not? report, sponsored by Trust for America's Health, a disease prevention advocacy group, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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