During the month of August, the PPHR NACCHO team provided technical assistance to all health departments applying for the fall 2016 review cycle. These efforts were conducted to ensure timely submission of PPHR applications. NACCHO staff also finalized the list of reviewers for the fall 2016 review cycle, conducted reviewer orientation and training, and finalized reviewer teams and application assignments. A total of 42 agencies have submitted applications for review which include 18 agencies from Florida, 3 agencies from New York, 6 agencies from Pennsylvania, 1 agency from Colorado, 2 agencies from Texas, 11 agencies from Virginia, and 1 agency from Tennessee. Application reviews will begin on September 1, 2016.
Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) is a criteria-based training and recognition 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 strengthen the public health infrastructure by equipping local health departments with sustainable tools to plan, train, and exercise using a continuous quality improvement model. Visit the NACCHO PPHR webpage to learn more about applying to become PPHR recognized or an applicant reviewer.