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Health officials pleased with readiness rating

State met 7 of 10 objectives in report grading its ability to respond to emergencies

December 16, 2009
by Shari Rudavsky
The Indianapolis Star

Almost two-thirds of the states scored seven or lower in the annual report compiled by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Seven states achieved a nine, which was the highest score.

The purpose of the report is not to single out poor performers but to help states identify areas that need attention, Richard Hamburg, deputy director of Trust for America's Health, said in a conference call Tuesday.

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