New York scores high on emergency-health preparedness in national report

December 16, 2009
by Cara Matthews
NY Journal News

ALBANY - The H1N1 flu outbreak exposed serious problems with local, state and federal governments' ability to handle public-health emergencies, but New York is one of eight states that met nine of 10 preparedness measures, according to a national report released Tuesday.

The seven other states in the top tier were Arkansas, Delaware, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas and Vermont, states the report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Last year, New York's score was 7 out of 10.

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