County Health Department earns national recognition | Health
Pasco County, Florida -- The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has recognized Pasco County Health Department for its ability to respond to public health emergencies.
"We are proud to have been recognized by Project Public Health Ready for our high level of preparedness," said Andrea Mason, RN,MS, Emergency Planner at the Health Department. "I believe that this honor is exceedingly well-deserved because it reflects tremendous effort, dedication, creativity, and cooperation on the part of our entire team of experts and our community partners."
This is the second time Pasco has received this recognition. The Pasco County Health Department continues to meet the comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required to be recognized by Project Public Health Ready (PPHR), a unique partnership between NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Pasco County Health Department joins a cohort of nearly 300 local health departments across the country that have distinguished their agencies' preparedness efforts through PPHR.
"NACCHO commends the Pasco County Health Department for being a model of public health emergency preparedness," said Robert Pestronk, Executive Director of NACCHO. "The public health system is making great strides thanks to the good work of leaders in local public health preparedness such as the Pasco County Health Department."
Release courtesy Pasco County Health Department