Trust for America's Health announces briefing for "Ready or Not" report

Trust for America's Health, a non-profit organization with the goal of making disease prevention a national priority, recently announced that it would hold a briefing for the "Ready or Not" report on February 28.

The "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Disease, Disasters, and Bioterrorism" report evaluates individual states in the U.S. on indicators of public health preparedness. The congressional briefing will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington.

Scheduled speakers for the event include Jeffrey Levi, the executive director of Trust for America's Health, Ruth Finkelstein, the senior vice president for policy and planning at the New York Academy of Medicine, and Paul Kuehnert, the senior program officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Prospective attendees may register for the briefing on Trust for America's Health's website.

Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced the results of the 10th annual "Ready or Not" report in December. On a scale of one to 10, 35 states and Washington, D.C. scored a six or below. Kansas and Montana scored only a three out of 10, while North Carolina, Vermont, Wisconsin, Maryland and Mississippi scored the highest with ratings of eight out of 10.