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
23 Agencies Achieve Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) Recognition
NACCHO's Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) has recognized 30 local and regional health agencies for their ability to plan for, respond to and recover from public health emergencies. Seven agencies from Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, Tennessee and Texas earned PPHR recognition for the first time, and 23 agencies from Virginia, Florida, Arizona, Minnesota, and Idaho 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 30 agencies for their exceptional accomplishment!