US More Prepared for Health Disasters, Says Report

US More Prepared for Health Disasters, Says Report


The United States is more ready for health disasters than it was five years ago, but certain regions still lag behind, a new report shows.

The nation scored 7.1 on the 10-point 2018 National Health Security Preparedness Index. That’s nearly 3 percent better than last year and nearly 11 percent better than when the index was introduced five years ago.

“Threats to America’s health security are on the rise, but so is our nation’s preparedness to deal with these emergencies,” said Alonzo Plough, chief science officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the health philanthropy that released the index. > >> read more ...

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