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Cities Readiness Initiative
Contact the Bureau of Preparedness and Response
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A23
Tallahassee, FL 32399
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 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 regular 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 Fact Sheet.
- Map of Florida's CRI Counties
CRI Planning Resources
- Closed POD Program Resources
- Federal Resources and Reports
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 BPRCHDPreparedness@FLhealth.gov or call 850-245-4040.