Report Finds Economic Crisis Hurting U.S. Preparedness for Health Emergencies; More Than Half of States Score 7 or Lower Out of

WASHINGTON , Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today released the sixth annual Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism...


10 out of 10: Louisiana , New Hampshire , North Carolina , Virginia , Wisconsin

9 out of 10: Alabama , Indiana , Michigan , Pennsylvania , South Carolina , Tennessee , Vermont ,

8 out of 10: Arkansas , Delaware , Georgia , Hawaii , Iowa , Minnesota , North Dakota , Ohio , South Dakota , Washington

7 out of 10: California , Colorado , D.C., Illinois , Kentucky , Missouri , New Jersey , New Mexico , New York , Oklahoma , Oregon , Rhode Island , Utah , West Virginia , Wyoming

6 out of 10: Alaska , Idaho , Kansas , Maine , Massachusetts , Mississippi , Nevada , Texas

5 out of 10: Arizona , Connecticut , Florida , Maryland , Nebraska , Montana

A five minute video about the report is available at: http://healthyamericans.org/reports/bioterror08/video/

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Trust for America's Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. www.healthyamericans.org

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, meaningful and timely change. For more than 35 years the Foundation has brought experience, commitment, and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those it serves. Helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need -- the Foundation expects to make a difference in our lifetime. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org.

SOURCE Trust for America's Health