Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) is honored to announce the department was recently re-awarded the Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) accreditation. PPHR accreditation is an optional accreditation for emergency preparedness. PPHR requires extensive planning for potential future events. By achieving PPHR, BEDHD aims to provide thorough, high-quality emergency preparedness services to residents of Barry and Eaton Counties. This is BEDHD’s second time receiving PPHR, which requires renewal every five years.
“Emergency preparedness is critical in public health practice,” said Jennifer Casarez, RN, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at BEDHD. “Preparedness for public health disasters ensures quick, organized responses to complicated, serious, and ongoing incidents such as the current COVID-19 Pandemic.”
BEDHD would like to thank the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the receipt of this accreditation status.
To learn more about PPHR, visit https://www.naccho.org/programs/public-health-preparedness/pphr.