During the month of August, NACCHO staff provided technical assistance to all fall 2015 applicants to ensure timely submission of their PPHR application. Staff also finalized the list of reviewers for the fall 2015 review cycle, conducted reviewer orientation and training, and finalized reviewer teams and application assignments. A total of 36 agencies have submitted applications for review which include 11 agencies from Florida, 1 agency from Arizona, 3 agencies from Idaho, 1 agency from Louisiana, 1 agency from Michigan, 1 agency from Minnesota, 1 agency from Missouri, 2 agencies from Texas, and 12 agencies from Virginia. Application reviews begin September 1.
Staff also worked with NACCHO’s Preparedness Planning, Outcomes and Measurement Workgroup to finalize updates to the PPHR criteria. Version 8 of the PPHR criteria and version 3 of the PPHR re-recognition criteria will be released in early September.