Courtesy of Citybizlist – Maryland and North Carolina have been rated among the states best prepared to protect the public from diseases, disaster and bioterrorism.
The two states are among five that scored the highest score of eight, out of 10, on key indicators of public health preparedness in an annual report prepared by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Georgia and New Jersey were rated among the worst, each receiving a score of four. While public health funding rose by 1.2% in Georgia, it declined by 1.3% in New Jersey. Similarly, all-hazards preparedness funding for New Jersey was down 1.4% to $25.6 million, according to a report in 24.7 Wall Street, whereas it was up 2.6% to $26.7 million in Georgia.
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