How Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) Helped Us Respond to a Disaster

On February 16, 2015, the LENOWISCO Health District, which encompasses three counties and one city, with a total population of 91,000 in the far corner of Southwest Virginia, was struck by a severe winter weather storm. Although damaging, the storm presented an opportunity for the…

Pursuing Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) While Facing Many Local Diversities

Florida Department of Health in Duval County (DOH-Duval County) pursued Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) in hopes of better preparing the county to plan for, respond to and recover from public health emergencies. Emergency preparedness planning in Duval County is no easy charge. The Consolidated…

Building Trust for Public Health Surveillance

From 2009 to 2014, seven cases of neonatal herpes emerged in Rockland County, New York. The cases occurred in the local Orthodox community and were suspected to result from the metzitzah b’peh practice during circumcision.

Central Virginia Health District Leverages Faith-Based Partnerships during Public Health Crisis

In June 2012, the Lynchburg, VA area was struck by a derecho, an intense windstorm, with gusts that reached up to 80 miles per hour. The storm downed trees and power lines, leaving more than 100,000 people without power for over a week in 100-degree…