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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Louisiana

Acadia Parish Health Unit

Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 4: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2012

Year Recognition Expires: 2017

Louisiana

Avoyelles Parish Health Unit

Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 6: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2012, 2017

Year Recognition Expires: 2022

Louisiana

Caldwell Parish Health Unit

Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 8: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2014

Year Recognition Expires: 2019

Louisiana

Catahoula Parish Health Unit

Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 6: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2012, 2017

Year Recognition Expires: 2022

Louisiana

Concordia Parish Health Unit

Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 6: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2012, 2017

Year Recognition Expires: 2022

Louisiana

East Caroll Parish Health Unit

Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 8: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2014

Year Recognition Expires: 2019

Louisiana

Evangeline Parish Health Unit

Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 4: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2014

Year Recognition Expires: 2019

Louisiana

Franklin Parish Health Unit

Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 8: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2014

Year Recognition Expires: 2019

Louisiana

Grant Parish Health Unit

Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 6: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2012, 2017

Year Recognition Expires: 2022

Louisiana

Jackson Parish Health Unit

Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 8: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2014

Year Recognition Expires: 2019

Louisiana

Jefferson Parish Health Unit - Marrero

Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 1: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2012, 2017

Year Recognition Expires: 2022

Louisiana

Jefferson Parish Health Unit - Metairie

Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 1: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2012, 2017

Year Recognition Expires: 2022

Louisiana

LaSalle Parish Health Unit

Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 6: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2012, 2017

Year Recognition Expires: 2022

Louisiana

Lafayette Parish Health Unit

Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 4: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2014

Year Recognition Expires: 2019

Louisiana

Lincoln Parish Health Unit

Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 8: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2014

Year Recognition Expires: 2019

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Acadia Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 4: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2012
Year Recognition Expires: 2017
Avoyelles Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 6: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2012, 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022
Caldwell Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 8: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
Catahoula Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 6: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2012, 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022
Concordia Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 6: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2012, 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022
East Caroll Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 8: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
Evangeline Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 4: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
Franklin Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 8: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
Grant Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 6: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2012, 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022
Jackson Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 8: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
Jefferson Parish Health Unit - Marrero
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 1: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2012, 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022
Jefferson Parish Health Unit - Metairie
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 1: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2012, 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022
LaSalle Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 6: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2012, 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022
Lafayette Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 4: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
Lincoln Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 8: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
Madison Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 8: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
Morehouse Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 8: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
New Orleans Health Department
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Ouachita Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 8: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
Plaquemines Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 1: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2012, 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022
Rapides Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 6: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2012, 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022
Richland Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 8: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
St. Bernard Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 1: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2012, 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022
St. Landry Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 4: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
St. Martin Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 4: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
Tensas Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 8: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
Union Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 8: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
Vermilion Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 4: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
Vernon Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 6: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2012, 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022
West Caroll Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 8: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
Winn Parish Health Unit
Louisiana Office of Public Health - Region 6: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2012, 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022

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Fact Sheet

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

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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.