June 2008

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) sponsored a roundtable entitled “Communication and Teamwork: Keys to Successful Radiological Emergency Response”, which recommended the development of an alliance of organizations to expand the nation’s radiological emergency preparedness capabilities, and to elevate recognition of the roles and responsibilities of public health agencies in a radiological emergency.

April 2009

The CDC and CRCPD sponsored a workshop entitled “Alliance to Expand Radiological Emergency Preparedness in Public Health” with the aim of building an alliance among professional organizations for sharing radiological emergency  preparedness resources, tools and information.

June 2009-May 2010

An exploratory committee concludes that a National Alliance for Radiation Readiness is a necessary and viable undertaking, and drafts a mission, vision, purpose, structure, governance, and business plan (Final Report).

March 2011

NARR is officially launched though support provided by CDC.