Project Public Health Ready

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.

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Colorado

Alamosa County Health Department

Year Recognized: 2010

Year Recognition Expires: 2015

Colorado

Baca County Public Health Agency

Year Recognized: 2011

Year Recognition Expires: 2016

Colorado

Bent County Public Health

Year Recognized: 2011

Year Recognition Expires: 2016

Colorado

Boulder County Public Health

Year Recognized: 2009

Year Recognition Expires: 2014

Colorado

Broomfield County Health and Human Services

Year Recognized: 2009

Year Recognition Expires: 2014

Colorado

Chaffee County Public Health

Year Recognized: 2010

Year Recognition Expires: 2015

Colorado

Cheyenne County Public Health

Year Recognized: 2010

Year Recognition Expires: 2015

Colorado

Clear Creek County Public and Environmental Health Agency

Year Recognized: 2011

Year Recognition Expires: 2016

Colorado

Community Health Services, Inc.

Year Recognized: 2011

Year Recognition Expires: 2016

Colorado

Conejos County Public Health Agency

Year Recognized: 2011

Year Recognition Expires: 2016

Colorado

Costilla County Public Health Agency

Year Recognized: 2011

Year Recognition Expires: 2016

Colorado

Custer County Public Health Agency

Year Recognized: 2011

Year Recognition Expires: 2016

Colorado

Delta County Health Department

Year Recognized: 2011

Year Recognition Expires: 2016

Colorado

Denver Health

Year Recognized: 2008

Year Recognition Expires: 2013

Colorado

Dolores County Public Health

Year Recognized: 2011

Year Recognition Expires: 2016

Name Details
Alamosa County Health Department
Year Recognized: 2010
Year Recognition Expires: 2015
Baca County Public Health Agency
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Bent County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Boulder County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2009
Year Recognition Expires: 2014
Broomfield County Health and Human Services
Year Recognized: 2009
Year Recognition Expires: 2014
Chaffee County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2010
Year Recognition Expires: 2015
Cheyenne County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2010
Year Recognition Expires: 2015
Clear Creek County Public and Environmental Health Agency
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Community Health Services, Inc.
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Conejos County Public Health Agency
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Costilla County Public Health Agency
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Custer County Public Health Agency
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Delta County Health Department
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Denver Health
Year Recognized: 2008
Year Recognition Expires: 2013
Dolores County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Eagle County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
El Paso County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2008, 2011, 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022
Elbert County Public Health Agency
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment
Year Recognized: 2012
Year Recognition Expires: 2017
Garfield County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2010
Year Recognition Expires: 2015
Grand County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Gunnison County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2010
Year Recognition Expires: 2015
Hinsdale County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2010
Year Recognition Expires: 2015
Jackson County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Jefferson County Health Department
Year Recognized: 2008
Year Recognition Expires: 2013
Kiowa County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Kit Carson County Health and Human Services
Year Recognized: 2010
Year Recognition Expires: 2015
Lake County Public Health Agency
Year Recognized: 2010
Year Recognition Expires: 2015
Larimer County Department of Health and Environment
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department
Year Recognized: 2012
Year Recognition Expires: 2017
Lincoln County Public Health Agency
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Mesa County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2008, 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Mineral County Health Department
Year Recognized: 2010
Year Recognition Expires: 2015
Montezuma County Public Health Department
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Montrose County Health and Human Services
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Northeast Colorado Health Department
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurses Association (NWVNA)
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Otero County Health Department
Year Recognized: 2012
Year Recognition Expires: 2017
Ouray County Public Health Agency
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Park County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2010
Year Recognition Expires: 2015
Prowers County Public Health Nursing Service Agency
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Pueblo City-County Health Department
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Rio Blanco County Department of Public Health and Environment
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Rio Grande County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Saguache County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
San Juan Basin Public Health
Year Recognized: 2012, 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022
San Juan County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
San Miguel County Health Department
Year Recognized: 2010
Year Recognition Expires: 2015
Summit County Public Health Department
Year Recognized: 2011
Year Recognition Expires: 2016
Teller County Public Health
Year Recognized: 2010
Year Recognition Expires: 2015
Tri-County Health Department
Year Recognized: 2011,2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment
Year Recognized: 2012
Year Recognition Expires: 2017

Public Health Preparedness

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet about the Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) program

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Fact Sheet

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Resource: Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) Process Guide

A detailed description of the PPHR application process for prospective applicants.

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Resource: Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) Process Guide

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PHAB/PPHR Crosswalk

Crosswalk between the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) & Project Public Health Ready (PPHR)

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PHAB/PPHR Crosswalk

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 pphr@naccho.org. 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.

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 pphr@naccho.org.

NACCHO continuously accept 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.