Pa. Gets 8 Of 10 On Health Emergency Report Card

State scores relatively high in national survey on emergency preparedness.

HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY - Pennsylvania scored relatively high on a national report about public health emergency preparedness.

According to the results released Tuesday by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Keystone State received 8 out of 10 possible points.

The 10 points each measured a different emergency preparedness indicator, such as whether there are enough health employees to staff a lab after an infectious disease outbreak.

The 2 requirements Pennsylvania did not meet were for decreasing funding for public health programs and for insufficient food-borne disease detection.

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