During the month of January, NACCHO’s Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) 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. All of these agencies will be awarded plaques at a reception at the 2016 Preparedness Summit in Dallas, Texas in April.
In addition, NACCHO staff have been working to provide technical assistance to those agencies going through the re-submission process as well as 2016 applicants, state leads, and reviewers.