Agency ranks high in study of emergency preparedness

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has received an eight out of 10 possible points for emergency preparedness in a Robert Wood Johnson’s Trust for America’s Health recently released report.

Mississippi is one of only five states to receive eight points. Other states include Maryland, North Carolina, Vermont and Wisconsin.

According to the report, Mississippi gets strong marks in public health laboratory readiness, community resiliency, emergency management, infection control and response readiness.

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