Virginians Better Prepared for Disasters According to New Report
According to a new report issued by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Virginians are better prepared for disasters. This news comes as strong storms wrecked havoc on Southwest Virginia and the rest of the state. Virginia scored 7.8 on a scale of 10, above the national average of 7.1, and has continued to make improvements over time in each of the reports six categories. The state scores especially high in health security surveillance and environmental and occupational health. One area of concern is a shortage of health care providers, a common problem nationwide.