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Project Public Health Ready

Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) is a criteria-based public health preparedness program that assesses local health department (LHD) capacity and capability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies.  PPHR aims to protect the public's health and increase the public health infrastructure by equipping local health departments with sustainable tools to plan, train, and exercise using a continuous improvement model.

Since 2004, nearly 400 LHDs have been recognized as meeting all the PPHR requirements individually or working collaboratively as a region.  Click on states in blue below to view the PPHR-recognized LHDs in that state.

Please visit our PPHR Overview page to learn more about the program and how your health department can become involved.

Current PPHR applicants in need of resources to assist them with developing their applications should visit our Current Applicants page.

To learn more about the opportunity to serve as a reviewer for PPHR applications, please visit our PPHR National Reviewer page.

In the Spotlight

Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) is currently seeking national reviewers for our fall 2015 review of local health department applications. This is a great opportunity to learn about innovative practices in preparedness, network with colleagues from across the nation, and serve the local public health preparedness community. As a reviewer, you would work on a three-person team to review the emergency response plans from two agencies applying for PPHR recognition (or three agencies applying for re-recognition)and assess their level of compliance with the PPHR criteria. If you are interested in participating, please complete this brief (5-10 minute) online survey by COB Wednesday, July 15. Click "more"for additional information about serving as a PPHR reviewer.

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