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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Massachusetts

Belmont Health Department

Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

Massachusetts

Boston Public Health Commission

Year Recognized: 2005

Year Recognition Expires: 2010

Massachusetts

Brookline Health Department

Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

Massachusetts

Cambridge Public Health Department

Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

Massachusetts

City of Chelsea - Board of Health

Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

Massachusetts

City of Everett - Board of Health

Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

Massachusetts

City of Revere - Board of Health

Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

Massachusetts

City of Somerville - Health Department

Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

Massachusetts

Needham Health Department

Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

Massachusetts

Newton Health Department

Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

Massachusetts

Quincy Health Department

Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

Massachusetts

Town of Arlington - Board of Health

Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

Massachusetts

Town of Braintree - Board of Health

Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

Massachusetts

Town of Canton - Board of Health

Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

Massachusetts

Town of Cohasset - Board of Health

Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

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Belmont Health Department
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Boston Public Health Commission
Year Recognized: 2005
Year Recognition Expires: 2010
Brookline Health Department
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Cambridge Public Health Department
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
City of Chelsea - Board of Health
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
City of Everett - Board of Health
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
City of Revere - Board of Health
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
City of Somerville - Health Department
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Needham Health Department
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Newton Health Department
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Quincy Health Department
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Town of Arlington - Board of Health
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Town of Braintree - Board of Health
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Town of Canton - Board of Health
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Town of Cohasset - Board of Health
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Town of Dedham - Board of Health
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Town of Hanover - Board of Health
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Town of Hingham - Board of Health
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Town of Hull - Board of Health
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Town of Milton - Board of Health
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Town of Norwell - Board of Health
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Town of Norwood - Board of Health
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Town of Scituate - Board of Health
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Town of Westwood - Board of Health
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Town of Winthrop - Board of Health
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Watertown Health Department
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Wellesley Health Department
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Weymouth - Health Department
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011

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

Public Health Preparedness

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.