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Seattle - King County Advanced Practice Center (APC)

Advanced Practice Center logoThe Seattle-King County Advanced Practice Center (APC) is a resource for local public health agencies throughout the nation as it develops plans and builds local and regional capacity for responding to an act of bioterrorism or other public health emergency.

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) currently funds eight local public health agencies to serve as APCs.  Building best practices, APCs combine forces to help all local public health agencies nationwide prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies.

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What the Seattle-King County APC can do for you:

Advanced Practice Toolkits

Advanced Practice Toolkits for Emergency Preparation

The Seattle-King County APC is actively working to help all local health departments nationwide prepare for, respond to and recover from Public Health Emergencies.

Toolkits have been developed that address a number of public health emergency preparedness issue including: isolation and quarantine response, techniques for engaging the business community, blueprints for building healthcare coalitions, trainings on crisis and risk communication, and strategies for connecting with organizations that serve vulnerable populations.

Some of these products include:

Contact us

Carina Elsenboss
APC Program Manager
401 5th Ave, Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104

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