APC Road Show: Orlando, FL Zarnaaz Bashir Program Manager
NACCHOs Mission NACCHO is the national organization representing local health departments. NACCHO works to support efforts that protect and improve the health of all people and all communities by promoting national policy, developing resources and programs, seeking health equity and supporting effective local public health practice and systems.
Who are the APCs? Seven funded local health departments that respond to emerging issues in preparedness and produce innovative tools, technical assistance, and training that other LHDs need to respond to public health emergencies.
The APCs Cambridge Public Health Department (MA) Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (MD) Santa Clara County Public Health Department (CA) Public Health – Seattle and King County (WA) Tarrant County Public Health (TX) Twin Cities Metro (MN) Western New York Public Health Alliance (rural)
AREAS OF FOCUS Planning, training, and/or exercising on… Vulnerable populations Biosurveillance Radiological response Environmental health/food safety Rural health Mutual aid Personal preparedness Dispensing issues Volunteers Pan flu preparedness Risk communication Mass fatality
Technical assistance & training Mentoring APC training conferences Regional meetings Satellite broadcast/webinars Presentations
Where are we going? Aligning our work with CDCs priorities State partners, ASTHO, SACCHOs ASPH, PERRCs, CPHPs Marketing Evaluation Gap analysis & research
Success factors Provide you with tools and training to help enhance your agencys preparedness capabilities and capacities Provide you with a clear understanding of the APC Program Provide us with an understanding of preparedness needs for rural health departments