Monday, July 29, 2013

New Hampshire gets high marks for health emergency drills

July 28, 2013
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A review of New Hampshire's public health emergency preparedness drills shows that the state continues to improve.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts annual assessments of state and regional emergency preparedness under what's called the Strategic National Stockpile Program.

The assessment, which has been in place for nine years, looked at state efforts, regional work by Public Health Networks and regional sites from February 2012 to February 2013.

State officials say New Hampshire continues to improve its readiness.
"Each year we are evaluated on our planning efforts including exercises and drills," said New Hampshire Public Health Director Dr. Jose Montero. "We've been working closely with our regional public health partners and have shown steady improvement in our assessment evaluation over the years and continue to do well in our overall plan, communications, security and inventory control."


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