CDH Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), supporting annexes, and supporting stand-alone plans detail our response to natural or manmade disaster, communicable disease outbreak or other public health emergencies. CDH has integrated the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) in our planning, training and exercising efforts.
CDC – Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI)
CRI is a federally funded program that enhances preparedness in the nation’s largest population centers, where nearly 60% of the population resides. The program prepares areas to effectively respond to large public health emergencies with life-saving medicines and medical supplies.
State and large metropolitan public health departments use CRI funding to develop, test, and maintain emergency response plans. These plans detail how health departments will quickly receive medical counter measures from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) and distribute them to local communities.
SNS is the nation’s largest supply of medical countermeasures for use in a public health emergency severe enough to deplete local supplies.