The Cities Readiness Initiative or CRI is a federally funded program that was created to enhance preparedness in the nation's largest cities. Collin County is fortunate to have a CRI program which comprises of 24 Point of Dispensing sites or PODs
. PODs are locations where free, life-saving medications are distributed, in the event of a large scale public health emergency or if we are the target of a bio-terrorism attack. Our preparations will facilitate a rapid response to decisively distribute needed medications to every person in the county. The goal is to distribute these medications to the public within 48 hours.