A big round of applause is due for Patty Mead and Becky Brooks and their teams at Mohave & Yuma Counties for receiving full recognition for Project Public Health Ready (PPHR). Their teams persevered through the process, didn’t give into frustration when additional documentation was needed and came out on the winning end. ADHS is proud to be a partner in the process and hope that this will provide some encouragement to those going through the process right now.
PPHR is a public health preparedness training and recognition program that helps local health departments to build organizational capacity to respond to public health emergencies. The program is the only national standard for local public health preparedness and includes preparedness planning, workforce capacity development, and demonstration of readiness through exercises or real events and it’s been the primary deliverable under our CDC public health preparedness cooperative agreement. Nice work getting this done, especially since you did in the middle of an influenza pandemic!