All new LHDs seeking PPHR recognition must implement the program through the state-supported model. The model requires the application process for all LHDs within the state to be coordinated by a state-level entity, such as a state health department or SACCHO.
The goal of the PPHR state-supported model is to create a network of collaboration within an entire preparedness community. The model fosters partnerships between government agencies and other community partners and promotes a framework for local emergency preparedness to improve statewide preparedness. The PPHR state-supported model was developed by and for local health departments to ensure that state health departments meet local needs. This program takes into account limited funding and the ability to advocate for sustained funding in the future and avoiding duplication efforts with the Public Health Accreditation Board.
NACCHO actively works with states to promote PPHR as a framework to improve the preparedness and response of their LHDs. Currently, NACCHO is collaborating with the following states to implement PPHR in their LHDs: