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Preparedness report card notes state, national gaps and gains

December 21, 2016
by Lisa Schnirring
CIDRAP

The report from Trust for America's Health (TFAH), a Washington, D.C.–based health advocacy group, said that, of 10 indicators, 26 states and Washington, D.C., scored 6 or lower. At a media telebriefing today to unveil the 107-page report, Rich Hamburg, TFAH's interim president and chief executive officer, said health crises like Zika and Ebola still catch the nation off guard, triggering a scramble to respond, then a fall back to complacency.

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