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Project Public Health Ready (PPHR)

Contact the Bureau of Preparedness and Response

  •  850-245-4040

    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A23 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

Every cProject Public Health Ready logoounty in Florida is at risk for natural or man-made emergencies or disasters.  One of the greatest challenges faced by county health departments during disasters is balancing emergency responsibility with continuing routine delivery of public health services for Florida citizens.

Project Public Health Ready (PPHR), a partnership program between the Florida Department of Health, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recognizes effective county health department preparedness programs.

The PPHR criteria are nationally-recognized standards for local public health preparedness. They have been field tested and approved by local health departments.  The criteria are updated regularly to incorporate current research and guidelines from key federal programs, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's public health emergency preparedness capabilities, the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).

PPHR has three project goals: all-hazards emergency preparedness and response planning, workforce capacity development and quality improvement through exercises and real events. Each of these goals has its own comprehensive list of criteria based on a continuous quality improvement (CQI) model. Local health departments seeking PPHR recognition must demonstrate proficiency in all three goal areas.

The map below shows the Project Public Health Ready status for each of the county health departments in Florida.

For more information about PPHR go to:
•    NACCHO Toolbox

If you have questions or comments send an email to the below address:

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