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Public Health Preparedness & Response


For the purpose of public health preparedness & response, North Carolina's 100 counties are grouped into four geographic regions: Central, Western, Eastern and CRI (Cities Readiness Initiative). Each region has a PHP&R field office staffed with planning consultants, training and exercise facilitators, industrial hygienists, pharmacists, and program support specialists, all employed by the state, who work with the county public health officials.

North Carolina Public Health Preparedness and Response Regions and Regional Offices

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Central Region Counties:

Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Halifax, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Montgomery, Nash, Northampton, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Scotland, Stokes, Surry, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wilson, Yadkin

Main No. 919-649-8250
Fax No. 919-715-2246
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CRI Region Counties:

Anson, Cabarrus*, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston*, Iredell*, Lincoln*, Mecklenburg*, Rowan*, Stanly, Union*

*Enrolled in the CDC Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) External link program.

Main No. 704-566-2803
Fax No. 704-566-2806
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Eastern Region Counties:

Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Gates, Greene, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne

Main No. 252-355-9093
Fax No. 252-355-9097
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Western Region Counties:

Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

Main No. 828-250-3826
Fax No. 828-250-2356
Our Staff

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