What is Cities Readiness Initiative?
Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) is a federally funded program designed to enhance preparedness in the largest population centers in the U.S so we can more effectively respond to large public health emergencies and provide life-saving medicines and medical supplies. There is at least one CRI region in every state. In Oregon, we have the the Portland CRI Region which is comprised of seven counties in the greater Portland Metro area. It includes counties in both Oregon and Washington, and represents more than 2.4 million people.
What does CRI do?
As a CRI region our local public health agencies work together to improve planning for medical countermeasure distribution and dispensing (MCMDD) for all-hazards events.