Nevada Near Bottom in Health Report

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A national report says Nevada ranks near the
bottom in a review of how well states are prepared for a widespread
health emergency.

Nevada was among nine states that scored only six points out of
10 indicators.

Just Iowa and Montana ranked worse.

The report was prepared by the Trust for America's Health and
the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, N.J.

It's titled, "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from
Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism."

Nevada got the same score it has received since 2005, and one
point better than in 2004 and 2003.

The report cautions that emergency preparedness among health
care providers is at risk because of state budget cuts.

Over the last two years, it says 33 states and Washington, D.C.,
have cut public health budgets.

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