Project Public Health Ready (PPHR)
In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) is a criteria-based training and recognition program that assesses local health department capacity and capability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies. PPHR aims to protect the public's health and strengthen the public health infrastructure by equipping local health departments with sustainable tools to plan, train, and exercise using a continuous quality improvement model.
Since 2004, more than 500 LHDs have been recognized as meeting all the PPHR requirements individually or working collaboratively as a region, all of which are identified in the map below.
Interested agencies are encouraged to browse the featured resources listed below and to contact NACCHO's PPHR team via email at PPHR@naccho.org for more information about initiating the application process.
Agencies can find information on program benefits, eligibility, deadlines, associated fees and application process in the PPHR Process Guide.
All agencies interested in applying for PPHR recognition should assess their readiness to pursue recognition by filling out the 'Pre-Application Checklist.' Once completed, the checklist should be emailed to email@example.com. Applicants and their State Lead should then submit their Intent to Apply Form by October 31 2018. To review the 2018-2019 PPHR criteria, download the files below.
- Intent to Apply Form for Re-Recognition Applicants
- Re-recognition Criteria 4.1 (word) (pdf)
Everything applicants need to successfully apply for PPHR recognition can be found in NACCHO's Virtual Communities. This includes downloadable resources such as recommended resources, submission guidelines, associated fees, frequently asked questions and more.
To join Virtual Communities, users must have a naccho.org account. Once a user account is established, members can visit NACCHO's Virtual Communities site and search for the "Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) Applicant" group to join. Click the links below to access NACCHO's Virtual Communities site, create a NACCHO account and download guidelines on how to use the platform. For assistance with joining the Virtual Community group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NACCHO continuously accepts reviewer interest in the PPHR recognition program. To be notified of the next reviewer recruitment cycle (often in the summer), please fill out this survey.