Kansas has once again scored below the national average in the latest National Health Security Preparedness Index.
The index is an effort to measure a state’s ability to prepare for and respond to emergencies that pose health risks. That’s anything from extreme weather events like tornadoes to an outbreak of a deadly disease or virus. On a scale of 10, Kansas scored a 6.9. The national average is 7.1.
“The good news is that it’s been improving over time,” project director Glen Mays said.