Cities Readiness Initiative
Resilient communities are equipped and ready to respond to provide medical countermeasures such as drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and non-pharmaceutical countermeasures that may be needed to lessen the effects of a public health emergency.
Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) is a federally funded nationwide project that focuses on enhancing preparedness in counties and major metropolitan statistical areas. Through CRI, state and large metropolitan county health departments develop plans for delivering medical countermeasures to respond to a large-scale bioterrorist event within 48 hours. The Bureau of Preparedness and Response, Community Resilience Unit works with county health departments to provide technical assistance and review plans for receiving, distributing, and dispensing of countermeasures. The level of preparedness is measured through annual assessments.
Cities Readiness Initiative Resource Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to assist county health department planners and other community partners with Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) and medical countermeasure planning. The sharing of tools, resources, and successful practices can help counties establish, sustain, evaluate, and enhance local projects.
For more information on Florida's Program see the CRI Program Information Sheet
If you have feedback or input on how to improve the Cities Readiness Initiative toolkit or would like to share/submit additional resources for inclusion in the toolkit, send an email to the below address:
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