KC Coalition Region 15 Facilitator
Department Head, Emergency Preparedness and Safe Communities
Unified Government of Wyandotte County Public Health Department
619 Ann Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
Kansas City MSA CRI Regional Coordinator
11875 S. Sunset Drive
Olathe, KS 66160
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.
Other preparedness planning jurisdictions overlapping parts of Region 15/CRI include the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), KC Health Care Coalition and the North East Kansas Health Care Coalition.
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WHAT IS A MCMORR?
MCMORR stands for Medical Countermeasures Operational Readiness Review. CRI counties in the Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area are busy updating plans to align with Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Preparedness Capabilities. It takes one year to update plans to be ready for technical assistance reviews conducted by the CDC and Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).