In March, NACCHO staff worked to organize a reception for agencies that earned PPHR recognition in 2013, to take place at the 2014 Preparedness Summit in Atlanta. Staff also planned and organized a forum for PPHR state leads to share experiences and lessons learned, which will also take place that the Preparedness Summit. Staff continued to provide technical assistance to agencies undergoing the resubmission process in April and agencies submitting applications in fall 2014. They also continued recruiting new states to participate in PPHR’s state supported model.
Also this month, NACCHO staff updated the crosswalk of the PPHR criteria and CDC’s public health preparedness capabilities to reflect the increased alignment present in Version 7 of the PPHR criteria. The one-pager summarizing this crosswalk has also been updated; both of these documents are available on the PPHR website. Additionally, staff are working on other alignments with relevant programs and guidance, including the Public Health Accreditation Board’s standards and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s healthcare systems preparedness capabilities.