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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Anderson County Health Department

East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2013

Year Recognition Expires: 2018

Tennessee

Bedford County Health Department

South Central Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2015

Year Recognition Expires: 2020

Tennessee

Benton County Health Department

West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2016

Year Recognition Expires: 2021

Tennessee

Bledsoe County Health Department

Southeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: 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

Tennessee

Blount County Health Department

East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2013

Year Recognition Expires: 2018

Tennessee

Bradley County Health Department

Southeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: 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

Tennessee

Campbell County Health Department

East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2013

Year Recognition Expires: 2018

Tennessee

Cannon County Health Department

Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2013

Year Recognition Expires: 2018

Tennessee

Carroll County Health Department

West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2016

Year Recognition Expires: 2021

Tennessee

Carter County Health Department

Northeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2015

Year Recognition Expires: 2020

Tennessee

Chattanooga-Hamiliton County Metro Health Department

Year Recognized: 2014

Year Recognition Expires: 2019

Tennessee

Chester County Health Department

West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2016

Year Recognition Expires: 2021

Tennessee

Claiborne County Health Department

East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2013

Year Recognition Expires: 2018

Tennessee

Clay County Health Department

Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2013

Year Recognition Expires: 2018

Tennessee

Cocke County Health Department

East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.

Year Recognized: 2013

Year Recognition Expires: 2018

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Anderson County Health Department
East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Bedford County Health Department
South Central Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Benton County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Bledsoe County Health Department
Southeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: 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
Blount County Health Department
East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Bradley County Health Department
Southeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: 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
Campbell County Health Department
East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Cannon County Health Department
Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Carroll County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Carter County Health Department
Northeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Chattanooga-Hamiliton County Metro Health Department
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
Chester County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Claiborne County Health Department
East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Clay County Health Department
Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Cocke County Health Department
East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Coffee County Health Department
South Central Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Crockett County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Cumberland County Health Department
Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Decatur County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Dekalb County Health Department
Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Dyer County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Fayette County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Fentress County Health Department
Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Franklin County Health Department
Southeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: 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
Gibson County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Giles County Health Department
South Central Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Grainger County Health Department
East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Greene County Health Department
Northeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Grundy County Health Department
Southeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: 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
Hamblen County Health Department
East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Hancock County Health Department
Northeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Hardeman County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Hardin County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Hawkins County Health Deparment
Northeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Haywood County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Henderson County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Henry County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Hickman County Health Department
South Central Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Jackson County Health Department
Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Jackson-Madison County Metro Health Department
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Jefferson County Health Department
East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Johnson County Health Department
Northeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Lake County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Lauderdale County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Lawrence County Health Department
South Central Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Lewis County Health Department
South Central Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Lincoln County Health Department
South Central Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Loudon County Health Department
East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Macon County Health Department
Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Marion County Health Department
Southeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: 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
Marshall County Health Department
South Central Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Maury County Health Department
South Central Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
McMinn County Health Department
Southeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: 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
McNairy County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Meigs County Health Department
Southeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: 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
Monroe County Health Department
East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Moore County Health Department
South Central Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Morgan County Health Department
East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Nashville and Davidson County Metro Public Health Department
Year Recognized: 2005
Year Recognition Expires: 2010
Obion County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Overton County Health Department
Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Perry County Health Department
South Central Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Pickett County Health Department
Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Polk County Health Department
Southeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: 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
Putnam County Health Department
Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Rhea County Health Department
Southeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: 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
Roane County Health Department
East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Scott County Health Department
East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Sequatchie County Health Department
Southeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: 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
Sevier County Health Department
East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Shelby County Metro Health Department
Year Recognized: 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2019
Smith County Health Department
Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Sullivan County Metro Health Department
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Tipton County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Unicoi County Health Department
Northeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Union County Health Department
East Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Van Buren County Health Department
Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Warren County Health Department
Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018
Washington County Health Department
Northeast Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Wayne County Health Department
South Central Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2020
Weakley County Health Department
West Tennessee Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
White County Health Department
Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office: This jurisdiction is covered by covered by a regionally recognized agency. Dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2013
Year Recognition Expires: 2018

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.