The Kansas KC Area Region 15 Public Health Coalition was formed in 2004 to assure cooperation in planning for and responding to public health emergencies, whether natural, manmade or terroristic in nature. Member counties include Douglas, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte.
The Cities Readiness Initiative is a federally funded effort to prepare major U.S. cities and metropolitan statistical areas to effectively respond to a large scale public health emergency by dispensing antibiotics to their entire identified population within 48 hours of the decision to do so.
The Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI), established in 2006 includes Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.
Together, the KC Area Region 15 Public Health and KC MSA CRI hold joint quarterly meetings to address Kansas Preparedness Program work plan deliverables, quality improvement, sustainability, community and regional resilience.
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HEALTH DEPARTMENTS SCORE 100% ON MEDICAL COUNTERMEASURE READINESS
Congratulations to Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte County for achieving a score of 100% on 2014 Technical Assistance Review Surveys from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment . An extraordinary achievement!