Majority Of States Score 6 Or Lower On Indicators For Public Health Preparedness

December 23, 2016
by Anthony Kimery
Homeland Security Today

The nation is frequently caught off guard when a new pathogenic threat emerges like Zika, the Ebola outbreak or a bioterrorist threat, “which then requires diverting attention and resources away from other priorities,” according to the annual Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) report, Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism, which found 26 states and Washington, DC scored a six or lower on 10 key indicators of public health preparedness.

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