These States Are Best Prepared for Public Health Emergencies

December 21, 2017
by Gaby Galvin
U.S. News & World Report

But federal funding for basic preparedness has been slashed by more than half since 2002, according to a report from Trust for America's Health, a health policy nonprofit based in the nation's capital. The report measured each state on 10 measures of emergency health preparedness for disasters, diseases and bioterrorism. Half of the states scored a 5 or lower, with Massachusetts and Rhode Island meeting the most measures and Alaska meeting the least.

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