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DOH-FRANKLIN EARNS NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS RECOGNITION

By Sarah Hinds, PIO

July 01, 2015

Apalachicola, FL- The Florida Department of Health in Franklin County (DOH-Franklin) has been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for its ability to plan for, respond to and recover from public health emergencies. DOH-Franklin demonstrated these capabilities by meeting the comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by Project Public Health Ready (PPHR), a unique partnership between NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DOH-Franklin joins more than 400 local health departments, across the country, including DOH-Gulf here in Florida, that have been distinguished for excellence in preparedness through PPHR, either individually or as part of a region.