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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Georgia

Burke County Department of Health

East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2005

Year Recognition Expires: 2010

Georgia

Cerro Gordo County Public Health Department

Year Recognized: 2004, 2008

Year Recognition Expires: 2013

Georgia

Columbia County Department of Health

East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2005

Year Recognition Expires: 2010

Georgia

DeKalb County Board of Health

Year Recognized: 2005

Year Recognition Expires: 2010

Georgia

Emanuel County Health Department

East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2005

Year Recognition Expires: 2010

Georgia

Glascock County Department of Health

East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2005

Year Recognition Expires: 2010

Georgia

Jefferson County Department of Health-

East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2005

Year Recognition Expires: 2010

Georgia

Jenkins County Department of Health

East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2005

Year Recognition Expires: 2010

Georgia

Lincoln County Department of Health

East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2005

Year Recognition Expires: 2010

Georgia

McDuffie County Department of Health

East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2005

Year Recognition Expires: 2010

Georgia

Monroe County Health Department

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

Georgia

Richmond County Department of Health

East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2005

Year Recognition Expires: 2010

Georgia

Screven County Department of Health

East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2005

Year Recognition Expires: 2010

Georgia

Taliaferro County Department of Health

East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2005

Year Recognition Expires: 2010

Georgia

Warren County Department of Health

East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2005

Year Recognition Expires: 2010

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Burke County Department of Health
East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2005
Year Recognition Expires: 2010
Cerro Gordo County Public Health Department
Year Recognized: 2004, 2008
Year Recognition Expires: 2013
Columbia County Department of Health
East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2005
Year Recognition Expires: 2010
DeKalb County Board of Health
Year Recognized: 2005
Year Recognition Expires: 2010
Emanuel County Health Department
East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2005
Year Recognition Expires: 2010
Glascock County Department of Health
East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2005
Year Recognition Expires: 2010
Jefferson County Department of Health-
East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2005
Year Recognition Expires: 2010
Jenkins County Department of Health
East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2005
Year Recognition Expires: 2010
Lincoln County Department of Health
East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2005
Year Recognition Expires: 2010
McDuffie County Department of Health
East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2005
Year Recognition Expires: 2010
Monroe County Health Department
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Richmond County Department of Health
East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2005
Year Recognition Expires: 2010
Screven County Department of Health
East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2005
Year Recognition Expires: 2010
Taliaferro County Department of Health
East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2005
Year Recognition Expires: 2010
Warren County Department of Health
East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2005
Year Recognition Expires: 2010
Wilkes County Department of Health
East Central Health District Region: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2005
Year Recognition Expires: 2010

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.