TEXAS — Texas has been ranked the 20th most prepared state for a public health disaster, according to a report.
A health report by QuoteWizard evaluated the Trust for America’s Health Organization’s 2020 report for hospital preparedness, public health funding, water security, paid time off, seasonal flu vaccine, and patient safety rates, and ranked each state by its composite score.
Here is Texas’ report card:
- Public Health Funding - Increased by 8 percent from 2018 to 2019, which ranks the 10th-biggest rate increase.
- Water Security - Ranked 32nd with 7 percent of people in Texas used a community water system in violation of health-based standards.
- Paid Time Off - Ranked 1st with 68 percent of Texas has paid time off to prevent the spread of disease.
- Seasonal Flu Vaccine - Ranked 35th with 47.9 percent of people in your state have a flu shot vaccine.
- Patients Safety - Ranked 15th with 38 percent of hospitals in your state have an “A” grade, fall 2019.
- Hospital Preparedness - 80 percent of Texas’ hospitals participate in relevant health care coalitions.
They also found Virginia, Connecticut and Colorado are most prepared for public health disasters.