These States are More Prepared for Public Health Emergencies

Route Fifty: Massachusetts is best prepared to respond to a public health emergency, while Alaska, Ohio and Nevada lag behind in readiness, according to national rankings released this month.

The National Health Security Preparedness Index, updated last week, measures states’ readiness to respond to large-scale public health disasters, including severe weather, terrorism and outbreaks of diseases (think measles or Ebola).

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