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Virginia, Connecticut and Colorado are most prepared for public health disasters.

SEATTLE, March 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — QuoteWizard®, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation’s leading online insurance marketplaces, released a report on which states are most prepared for public health and natural disasters.

Each state’s overall preparedness in response to a public health and natural disaster is a critical factor in saving lives and reducing economic losses. Response times and containment efforts reduce the impact on individuals’ physical and financial health. One of the biggest public health issues tied to economic impacts we’ve seen from the Coronavirus outbreak is the lack of paid time off and uninsured people.

Key findings:

  • Virginia, Connecticut and Colorado are most prepared for public health disasters.
  • Wyoming, Arkansas and West Virginia are least prepared for public health disasters.
  • Natural disasters have increased by 165% in the United States over the last 40 years.
  • The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine estimate pandemics could have a $6 trillion dollar impact on the global economy in the 21st century.
  • The CDC estimates a global disease outbreak could cost the United States billions in lost trade and tourism.

To view the full report, visit https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/states-prepared-for-health-and-natural-disasters 

Methodology
QuoteWizard analyzed data from Trust for America’s Health report, “Ready or Not.” We evaluated six factors from the report that estimate how prepared a state is for public health and natural disasters. We took a composite ranking of the following factors in each state to determine overall public health and natural disaster preparedness. States that are considered to be the most prepared for disease and natural disasters are ranked from highest (1st) to lowest (50th).

Rank

State

Hospital
Preparedness

Public
Health
Funding

Water
Security

Paid
Time
Off

Flu
Vaccination

Patients
Safety

1

Virginia

100%

4%

2%

58%

54.7%

56%

2

Connecticut

100%

4%

3%

64%

56.8%

33%

3

Colorado

100%

3%

1%

56%

51.6%

38%

4

Vermont

100%

4%

1%

56%

51.9%

33%

5

Washington

100%

1%

1%

60%

53.8%

33%

6

Rhode Island

100%

9%

38%

56%

60.4%

43%

7

Hawaii

100%

6%

0%

59%

50.2%

25%

8

Oregon

100%

27%

16%

63%

48.3%

48%

9

Minnesota

100%

7%

1%

52%

52.7%

23%

10

Nevada

100%

40%

0%

55%

37.8%

26%

11

Maryland

89%

2%

1%

61%

57.1%

23%

12

Massachusetts

82%

10%

11%

59%

58.9%

42%

13

Illinois

88%

16%

1%

55%

45.4%

43%

14

Maine

94%

3%

1%

51%

48.8%

59%

15

Mississippi

100%

8%

7%

63%

42.0%

31%

16

North Carolina

95%

-2%

2%

51%

54.9%

47%

17

Kansas

96%

9%

8%

56%

50.7%

27%

18

South Dakota

100%

2%

1%

44%

54.4%

10%

19

Delaware

100%

2%

1%

48%

50.7%

20%

20

Texas

80%

8%

7%

68%

47.9%

38%

21

Wisconsin

98%

0%

5%

56%

50.9%

38%

22

Utah

100%

0%

2%

45%

45.9%

56%

23

Oklahoma

95%

12%

13%

55%

51.3%

25%

24

Michigan

90%

17%

3%

49%

46.1%

41%

25

Idaho

98%

-3%

1%

51%

43.6%

45%

26

Missouri

87%

1%

0%

53%

50.0%

28%

27

North Dakota

100%

9%

16%

51%

51.1%

0%

28

Tennessee

91%

4%

3%

53%

48.2%

34%

29

Pennsylvania

86%

2%

13%

51%

54.2%

46%

30

Ohio

25%

7%

2%

49%

50.4%

39%

31

Nebraska

95%

-4%

3%

57%

54.2%

13%

32

Iowa

80%

-1%

3%

60%

54.8%

9%

33

New Jersey

82%

3%

11%

52%

50.5%

45%

34

Alaska

100%

1%

7%

60%

44.1%

0%

35

Montana

83%

-3%

8%

58%

48.7%

44%

36

Georgia

97%

2%

8%

59%

43.1%

26%

37

California

70%

10%

12%

56%

47.4%

36%

38

Louisiana

100%

3%

16%

53%

41.6%

31%

39

Florida

73%

1%

1%

54%

40.9%

37%

40

New Mexico

71%

3%

8%

61%

49.9%

12%

41

South Carolina

56%

5%

2%

45%

46.8%

37%

42

Alabama

95%

-5%

3%

55%

48.3%

23%

43

Kentucky

93%

4%

10%

48%

49.6%

26%

44

New Hampshire

47%

-6%

3%

54%

52.0%

31%

45

New York

86%

-1%

45%

61%

51.9%

7%

46

Indiana

75%

5%

2%

50%

47.9%

17%

47

Arizona

72%

2%

1%

48%

45.6%

14%

48

West Virginia

97%

-2%

16%

55%

48.2%

5%

49

Arkansas

81%

-3%

6%

45%

48.8%

35%

50

Wyoming

92%

-6%

1%

47%

40.7%

0%

About QuoteWizard QuoteWizard (quotewizard.com) is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 states, as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save up to 40% on auto, home, health, and life insurance. Agents and carriers, in turn, benefit from millions of highly qualified leads, calls, and traffic to their site. Based in Seattle, QuoteWizard was founded in 2006.

For more information, go to quotewizard.com, like our Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @quotewizard.

About LendingTree LendingTree (NASDAQ: TREE) is the nation’s leading online marketplace that connects consumers with the choices they need to be confident in their financial decisions. LendingTree empowers consumers to shop for financial services the same way they would shop for airline tickets or hotel stays, comparing multiple offers from a nationwide network of over 500 partners in one simple search, and can choose the option that best fits their financial needs. Services include mortgage loans, mortgage refinances, auto loans, personal loans, business loans, student refinances, credit cards and more. Through the My LendingTree platform, consumers receive free credit scores, credit monitoring, and recommendations to improve credit health. My LendingTree proactively compares consumers’ credit accounts against offers on our network and notifies consumers when there is an opportunity to save money. In short, LendingTree’s purpose is to help simplify financial decisions for life’s meaningful moments through choice, education and support. LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of LendingTree, Inc.

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