REPORT: California scores an eight out of 10 on outbreak preparedness

Posted at 4:23 PM, Dec 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-20 19:23:57-05

California scored an eight out of 10 on key indicators for public health preparedness, according to a report by Trust for America’s Health.

The report, “Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism”, found that the nation is often caught off guard when a new threat arises, such as a Zika or Ebola outbreak.

Washington D.C. and 26 states scored a six or lower out of 10, and Massachusetts scored the highest at 10 out of 10.

The full report can be found online.