State, local public health get mixed grades on readiness

December 19, 2012
by Bob Roos


An annual report on state and local public health preparedness offered mixed grades today, saying much progress has been made in the past decade but that important gaps persist and an ominous budget-cutting trend continued in most states.

The Trust for America's Health (TFAH), a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group in Washington, DC, said 35 states met no more than 6 of 10 key indicators that were used to gauge preparedness this year, ranging from funding to community resiliency and laboratory capacity.


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