States Best & Least Prepared to Manage COVID-19

April 7, 2020
Grace Halsey
Grace Halsey

A state's preparedness to manage the COVID-19 shock to its health system might be assessed by looking at its foundational health care resources.

One meausure of a state's preparedness to manage the COVID-19 shock to its health system is the level of funding for public health emergency preparedness. An analysis prepared by WalletHub found that the District of Columbia ranks #1 on that measure and New York ranks #51.Share of population with health coverage, public health spending per capita, public hospital system quality, and several other measures of foundational health care resources were ranked from best to worst in the analysis. In the slides below find the 5 states ranking higest and 5 ranking lowest on 7 indicators of preparedness.