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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

NACCHO's Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) has recognized 23 local and regional health agencies for their ability to plan for, respond to and recover from public health emergencies. Sixteen agencies from FL, LA, MI, and TN earned PPHR recognition for the first time, and seven agencies from VA achieved PPHR re-recognition status. PPHR recognition reflects an agency's dedication necessary to complete the application process and commitment to public health preparedness. NACCHO extends its congratulations to the 23 agencies for their exceptional accomplishment!

Click the map below to see recognized agencies from each state, or click here to see a full list of PPHR-recognized agencies.

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