How prepared are Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana for the next major public health emergency?
The United States surpassed a million deaths due to COVID-19 in 2022 — at the same time rates of routine vaccinations for young children and adults continued to decrease.
Last year also marked the eighth year in a row that the U.S. had 10 or more separate weather-related disasters with damages totaling $1 billion or more, according to the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.
In its new report, "Ready or Not 2023: Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism," Trust for America's Health measures how prepared states are for a range of public health emergencies.
On Cincinnati Edition, we talk about how Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana ranked, and about public health preparedness in Greater Cincinnati.
- Dr. Nadine Gracia, president and CEO of Trust for America’s Health
- Tiffany Mattingly, vice president for clinical strategies at The Health Collaborative
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