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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New York

Allegany County Department of Health

Western New York Public Health Alliance (Region): This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

New York

Broome County Health Department

Year Recognized: 2016

Year Recognition Expires: 2021

New York

Cattaraugus County Department of Health

Western New York Public Health Alliance (Region): This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

New York

Chautauqua County Department of Health

Western New York Public Health Alliance (Region): This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

New York

Erie County Department of Health

Year Recognized: 2016

Year Recognition Expires: 2021

New York

Genesee County Department of Health

Western New York Public Health Alliance (Region): This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

New York

Monroe County Department of Public Health

Year Recognized: 2016

Year Recognition Expires: 2021

New York

Niagara County Department of Health

Western New York Public Health Alliance (Region): This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

New York

Orleans County Department of Health

Western New York Public Health Alliance (Region): This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

New York

Rockland County Department of Health

Year Recognized: 2007, 2012

Year Recognition Expires: 2017

New York

Wyoming County Department of Health

Western New York Public Health Alliance (Region): This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2006

Year Recognition Expires: 2011

Name Details
Allegany County Department of Health
Western New York Public Health Alliance (Region): This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Broome County Health Department
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Cattaraugus County Department of Health
Western New York Public Health Alliance (Region): This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Chautauqua County Department of Health
Western New York Public Health Alliance (Region): This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Erie County Department of Health
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Genesee County Department of Health
Western New York Public Health Alliance (Region): This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Monroe County Department of Public Health
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Niagara County Department of Health
Western New York Public Health Alliance (Region): This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Orleans County Department of Health
Western New York Public Health Alliance (Region): This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency, dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2006
Year Recognition Expires: 2011
Rockland County Department of Health
Year Recognized: 2007, 2012
Year Recognition Expires: 2017
Wyoming County Department of Health
Western New York Public Health Alliance (Region): This jurisdiction is 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

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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.