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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  

Project Public Health Ready logoOne 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 comprised of 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. NACCHO regularly updates the criteria to align with recent federal initiatives, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Emergency Preparedness (CDC PHEP) capabilities and Public Health Accreditation Board's (PHAB) Standards and Measures.

PPHR criteria are comprised of three goals: 

  • Goal 1: All-hazards Preparedness Planning
  • Goal II: Workforce Capacity Development
  • Goal III: Demonstration of Readiness through Exercise or Real Event

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

Several best practices have been identified as a result of the PPHR process. To learn more about these, please visit the NACCHO Toolbox. 

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

"Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing." - Sec. 668.6076, Florida Statutes.

To contact us by phone, call 850-245-4040

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