Project Public Health Ready Criteria
The Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) criteria are national standards for local public health preparedness. They have been field tested and approved by local health departments and are continuously updated to incorporate guidelines from the most recent federal initiatives, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preparedness Metrics, the National Incident Management System (NIMS), Emergency Service Functions (ESFs), Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) capabilities.
PPHR has three project goals: all-hazards emergency preparedness and response planning, workforce capacity development, and quality improvement through exercises and real events. Each of these goals has its own comprehensive list of criteria based on a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) model. Local health departments seeking PPHR recognition must demonstrate proficiency in all three goal areas.
The PPHR re-recognition criteria are for PPHR-recognized agencies that need to renew their status. The re-recognition criteria are designed to focus on workforce capacity development, demonstration of readiness through exercise or real events, and continuous quality improvement in public health preparedness planning and response efforts. Applicants are expected to have maintained and updated the all-hazards plan that they developed for their initial PPHR recognition and must provide evidence to meet key criteria elements added since their previous recognition.
PPHR Criteria for Individual LHDs
PPHR Regional Criteria
PPHR Re-recognition Criteria