Where did the CRI program come from and what is its purpose?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided special funding in 2004 to 20 cities and the
In 2005, an additional group of 16 metropolitan areas were funded as CRI “lean forward” sites. These cities were awarded limited funding to begin the initial planning and development of their CRI plan. The
Finally, in 2006 additional cities or regions were identified as CRI regions, making at least one CRI region in every state or territory in the US. There are now 72 CRI cites/regions.
For more information visit the CRI Fact page at the CDC Website: www.bt.cdc.gov/cri/