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CRI Alternative Dispensing Guide: A Collection of Model Practices and Pilot Projects


The CRI Alternative Dispensing Guide: A Collection of Model Practices & Pilot Projects is a document developed to aid jurisdictions with their planning efforts by “showcasing” model practices and pilot projects around the nation.  This guide offers local planners alternative ideas to the traditional model of dispensing mass prophylaxis and includes:

  • Background on the Strategic National Stockpile and CRI program and commonly used terminology
  • Brief description of traditional methods of dispening
  • Comprehensive overview of alternative methods of dispensing and showcase of model practices around the nation

Developed by Patrick Lindner, CRI Planner with the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department

Primary Toolkit:

Medical Countermeasure (MCM) Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)


Institutional Author:

Kansas City, MO. Health Dept




Five most recent user comments

5 Stars of 5 - Extremely Useful
SNS/CRI Alternate Dispensing Modalities
By Martha Wagaman
This booklet is exactly as described.  It provides a brief overview of the Strategic National Stockpile and CRI programs in language any lay person can understand.  It also describes the benefits of using various targeted dispensing modalities: private business Points of Dispensing, Faith-based Organization PODs, Institutional PODs, Mobile PODs, Drive-thru PODs, etc.  It is a very helpful tool for introducing potential partners to the CRI program and POD concept. 

3 Stars of 5 - Useful
CRI Alternative Dispensing Guide: A Collection of
By Joshua Carlyle
I think this is a nice summary of a number of different alternative methods of dispensing.  However, I would not really classify it as a tool.  It would be helpful to have some of the planning documents that are referenced within the guide.

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