During the month of November, Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) applicants responded to reviewer requests for additional evidence generated after the in-person review meeting. PPHR reviewers then reassessed their scores for these elements based on the new materials applicants provided, with NACCHO staff providing technical assistance. Reviewers will discuss their adjusted scores with their teammates and reach consensus during conference calls with NACCHO staff in December.
In addition to providing technical assistance to 2016 applicants, state leads, and reviewers, all 2017 applicants have declared their intent to apply for recognition and re-recognition. NACCHO has begun working with these prospective 2017 applicants as they begin preparing for the next review cycle. NACCHO staff have also begun planning for the Annual PPHR State Lead Conference that is scheduled to take at NACCHO headquarters in Washington, DC in February. NACCHO continues to promote PPHR and PPHR re-recognition to prospective applicants for future review cycles.
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.