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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Virginia

Alexandria Health District

Year Recognized: 2009, 2014

Tear Recognition Expires: 2014, 2019

Virginia

Amherst County Health Department

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

Year Recognized: 2017

Year Recognition Expires: 2022

Virginia

Appomattox County Health Department

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

Year Recognized: 2017

Year Recognition Expires: 2022

Virginia

Arlington County Public Health Division

Year Recognized: 2009, 2014

Year Recognition Expires: 2014, 2019

Virginia

Bedford County Health Department

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

Year Recognized: 2017

Year Recognition Expires: 2022

Virginia

Campbell County Health Department

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

Year Recognized: 2017

Year Recognition Expires: 2022

Virginia

Central Shenandoah Health District

Year Recognized: 2011, 2016

Year Recognition Expires: 2021

Virginia

Central Virginia Health District

Year Recognized: 2010

Year Recognition Expires: 2015

Virginia

Cheasapeake Health District

Year Recognized: 2009, 2014

Year Recognition Expires: 2014, 2019

Virginia

Chesterfield Health District

Year Recognized: 2009, 2014

Year Recognition Expires: 2014, 2019

Virginia

Chickahominy Health District

Year Recognized: 2012, 2016

Year Recognition Expires: 2017, 2021

Virginia

Crater Health District

Year Recognized: 2010, 2015

Years Recognition Expires: 2015, 2020

Virginia

Cumberland Plateau Health District

Year Recognized: 2010, 2015

Year Recognition Expires: 2015, 2020

Virginia

Eastern Shore Health District

Year Recognized: 2009, 2014

Year Recognition Expires: 2014, 2019

Virginia

Fairfax County Health Department

Year Recognized: 2010, 2015

Year Recognition Expires: 2015, 2020

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Alexandria Health District
Year Recognized: 2009, 2014
Tear Recognition Expires: 2014, 2019
Amherst County Health Department
Central Virginia Health District: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency. The dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022
Appomattox County Health Department
Central Virginia Health District: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency. The dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022
Arlington County Public Health Division
Year Recognized: 2009, 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2014, 2019
Bedford County Health Department
Central Virginia Health District: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency. The dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022
Campbell County Health Department
Central Virginia Health District: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency. The dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022
Central Shenandoah Health District
Year Recognized: 2011, 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Central Virginia Health District
Year Recognized: 2010
Year Recognition Expires: 2015
Cheasapeake Health District
Year Recognized: 2009, 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2014, 2019
Chesterfield Health District
Year Recognized: 2009, 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2014, 2019
Chickahominy Health District
Year Recognized: 2012, 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2017, 2021
Crater Health District
Year Recognized: 2010, 2015
Years Recognition Expires: 2015, 2020
Cumberland Plateau Health District
Year Recognized: 2010, 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2015, 2020
Eastern Shore Health District
Year Recognized: 2009, 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2014, 2019
Fairfax County Health Department
Year Recognized: 2010, 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2015, 2020
Hampton-Peninsula Health District
Year Recognized: 2011, 2016
Year Recognition Expires:2016, 2021
Henrico Health District
Year Recognized: 2009, 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2014, 2019
Lenowisco Health District
Year Recognized: 2009, 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2014, 2019
Lord Fairfax Health District
Year Recognized: 2011, 2016
Tear Recognition Expires: 2021

Loudoun Health District
Year Recognized: 2011, 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Lynchburg County Health Department
Central Virginia Health District: This jurisdiction is covered by a regionally recognized agency. The dates below apply to the regional agency.
Year Recognized: 2017
Year Recognition Expires: 2022
Mount Rogers Health District
Year Recognized: 2011, 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
New River Health District
Year Recognized: 2009, 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2014, 2019
Norfolk Department of Public Health
Year Recognized: 2011, 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Piedmont Health District
Year Recognized: 2011, 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Pittsylvania/Danville Health District
Year Recognized: 2010, 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2015, 2020
Portsmouth Health District
Year Recognized: 2012, 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2017, 2021
Prince Willam Health District
Year Recognized: 2010, 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2015, 2020
Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District
Year Recognized: 2009, 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2014, 2019
Richmond Health District
Year Recognized: 2010, 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2015, 2020
Roanoke/Alleghany Health District
Year Recognized: 2010, 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2015, 2020
Southside Health District
Year Recognized: 2010, 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2015, 2020
Thomas Jefferson Health District
Year Recognized: 2010, 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2015, 2020
Three Rivers Health District
Year Recognized: 2011, 2016
Year Recognition Expires: 2021
Virginia Beach Health District
Year Recognized: 2009, 2014
Year Recognition Expires: 2014, 2021
West Piedmont Health District
Year Recognized: 2010, 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2015, 2020
Western Tidewater Health District
Year Recognized: 2010, 2015
Year Recognition Expires: 2015, 2020

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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.