CDC Office of Readiness and Response (ORR) Awards Contracts to Facilitate Regional Public Health Preparedness Efforts

In September, CDC ORR awarded eight contracts totaling $7,312,924 to prepare for the establishment of a national network of regional Centers for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response. In the near future, contractors plan to contact PHEP directors in the seven awarded regions to seek representatives to serve on regional coordinating groups. The coordinating groups will work with contractors to develop five-year regional public health emergency preparedness and response work plans. Questions regarding the regional network can be directed to