During the month of February, NACCHO staff hosted the annual PPHR state lead meeting at our headquarters in Washington, DC. Eleven state leads from 10 states came together from February 7 to discuss the PPHR application and review process, PPHR applicant coordination, PPHR alignment with national programs, and PPHR statewide implementation. Additionally during the month of February, NACCHO staff provided technical assistance to fall 2016 re-submission applications as well as fall 2017 applicants. NACCHO staff have begun the process of identifying exemplary practices from the fall 2016 review cycle to add to the PPHR toolkit on the NACCHO website.
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.