Project Public Health Ready
Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) is a criteria-based public health preparedness program that assesses local health department (LHD) capacity and capability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies. PPHR aims to protect the public's health and increase the public health infrastructure by equipping local health departments with sustainable tools to plan, train, and exercise using a continuous improvement model.
Since 2004, nearly 400 LHDs have been recognized as meeting all the PPHR requirements individually or working collaboratively as a region. Click on states in blue below to view the PPHR-recognized LHDs in that state.
Please visit our PPHR Overview page to learn more about the program and how your health department can become involved.
Current PPHR applicants in need of resources to assist them with developing their applications should visit our Current Applicants page.
To learn more about the opportunity to serve as a reviewer for PPHR applications, please visit our PPHR National Reviewer page.
In the Spotlight
On April 16, NACCHO held its annual Project Public Health Ready Recognition Reception to celebrate the accomplishments of the 23 local and regional public health agencies that earned PPHR recognition and re-recognition in 2014. These agencies were recognized for their ability to plan for, respond to and recover from public health emergencies. The reception took place in conjunction with the 2015 Preparedness Summit in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Swannie Jett, President-Elect of NACCHO, and Dr. William Pilkington, chair of NACCHO’s Preparedness Planning, Outcomes and Measurement Workgroup, took part in the ceremony as each agency received a plaque to commemorate their achievement. PPHR recognition status reflects an agency’s commitment to excellence in protecting their community from public health threats in the face of disaster. NACCHO extends its congratulations to the 23 agencies for their exceptional accomplishment!