State Report Cards Show Shortcomings in H1N1 Flu Preparedness

Although states have made substantial progress in preparing for public health emergencies, the H1N1 pandemic has revealed remaining deficiencies, according to a new report. Of 10 key indicators of preparedness, 20 states achieved six or fewer. The worst performer, Montana, fulfilled only three, according to an assessment by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Seven states -- Arkansas, Delaware, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and Vermont --...Full Story
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