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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

Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) is currently working with fall 2015 applicants to lay the groundwork for their application development process. Applicants interested in applying in fall 2015 must submit an Intent to Apply by October 31, 2014, though many will begin work on their applications as early as September.


For more information on PPHR and the timeline for submitting an application, view our Process Guide or click "more" to go to the PPHR Overview page.
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