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Report Highlights Gaps in Nationís Ability to Respond to Disease Outbreaks

December 23, 2014
by Laura Joszt
American Journal of Managed Care

The Ebola outbreak exposed some serious gaps in the nation’s ability to manage severe infectious disease threats with half of the country scoring low on key indicators related to preventing, detecting, diagnosing, and responding to outbreaks, according to a report from Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).  

The Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases report found that Arkansas had the lowest score with just 2 out of 10 key indicators. Maryland, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia all received 8 out of 10 indicators for the highest scores in the country. Overall, 25 states reached half or fewer of the key indicators. - See more at: http://www.ajmc.com/newsroom/Report-Highlights-Gaps-in-Nations-Ability-to-Respond-to-Disease-Outbreaks#sthash.jW7zBhZc.h6z5KUZb.dpuf

 

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