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NYC Launches RFP for Pandemic Response Institute

The de Blasio administration released a Request for Proposals seeking partners to launch and operate the Pandemic Response Institute (PRI), a new institution dedicated to preparing New York City for future pandemics and public health emergencies.

Supported by a commitment of $20 million in city funds, the PRI will work to make the best aspects of New York City’s response to COVID-19 permanent, while addressing gaps in health infrastructure for the future.

The PRI, which will commence operations this year, will pursue three main strategies: health solutions and innovation, data and information for decision-making, and community and workforce capacity-building. 

“By taking advantage of the city’s position as a leader in medical research and innovation, the Institute will provide critical insight to address future pandemics and strengthen our capacity to advance health equity for all New Yorkers,” said Rachel Loeb, acting president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

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