Is NH prepared for a public health crisis?

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Is New Hampshire prepared for a public health emergency?
Is New Hampshire prepared for a public health emergency?

MANCHESTER, NH – There has been one fatal case of Ebola in the U.S. but lots of press over whether we know how to contain the virus. The primary question that emerges is whether states are ready to manage a serious public health threat like Ebola. The CDC attempts to answer that question.

A report by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has released results of its state-by-state evaluation in an attempt to answer that question while helping communities see where they need to do more.

The CDC has been reviewing state plans and checking response times since 2002.  New Hampshire scored a 7.1 which is just below the national average in the context of  the high score of 8.1 and low of 5.9.Screen shot 2014-11-03 at 8.47.17 AM

The 29-page report isolating New Hampshire’s rating is included below. To read the184-page CDC report in its entirety, click here.

For an interactive series of charts looking specifically at New Hampshire’s National Health Security Preparedness Index, click here.

CDC “2013 NHSPI NH Public Health Preparedness

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