Advanced Practice Center
Greg Moore, MBA, PMP
APC Project Coordinator
635 N. Erie Street
Toledo, OH 43604
419-213-4245 - Phone
419-213-4546 - Fax
The NACCHO APC sites have closed as of September 27, 2012.
NACCHO is committed to maintaining the APC products hosted
on their main website. Please go to APC.NACCHO.org
Pandemic Readiness and Response Toolkit - New
What is an Advanced Practice Center or APC?
Each Advanced Practice Center (APC) is a local health department - one that has been tasked with addressing particular public health preparedness challenges. Advanced Practice Centers exist to serve the public health community, providing resources ranging from training tools to prepare for and respond to mass casualty incidents to public education materials to tools to help you reach vulnerable populations.
The National Association of County and City Health Official's (NACCHO) Advanced Practice Centers (APC) Program is a network of local health departments that exist to serve the public health community, developing resources and training on topics such as:
- Vulnerable populations
- Risk communication
- Countermeasure distribution
- Workforce development
The unique mission of the APC network is to enable innovative and practical solutions that enhance the capabilities of all Local Health Departments, the public health system, and mitigate the effects of all-hazard incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment. The APC network serves the public health community nationwide by strengthening preparedness among localities that lack specialized resources and expertise. The network fulfills this mission by developing and distributing cutting-edge resources that public health professionals and other stakeholders can quickly and easily tailor to fit the unique needs of their communities and regions.
Toledo-Lucas County Health Department APC
The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department APC has partnered with the University of Toledo College of Medicine's Department of Public Health and Preventative Medicine to produce the "Transitional Framework for Pandemic Readiness and Response" toolkit. This toolkit
is now available.
Transitional Framework for Pandemic Readiness and Response Toolkit
All disasters are local. It is incumbent on communities to prepare for and respond to the threat that any disaster may bring. However, infectious disease (ID) epidemic/pandemic can be catastrophic threats that often lack a well-defined beginning, middle or end. The actual spread of the disease may be so subtle that the opportunity may be missed to invoke an early response and implement containment strategies. Thus, it can quickly degrade a community's healthcare infrastructure in advance of coordinated mitigation, preparation, and response activities.
The Transitional Medical Model (TMM) was developed to empower communities to initiate a proper, measured response even before the actual outbreak has struck the community. During the 1918 pandemic, communities that delayed their response or shortened the duration of its counter-measurers were condemned to a greater incidence of morbidity and mortality than more progressive communities. The hypothesis is that if a community's TMM plan is robust, the severity of the outbreak can be mitigated. The TMM was successfully used during the 2009 - 2010 H1N1 Pandemic by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department and regional partners. The toolkit
is available now!
The Transitional Framework for Pandemic Readiness and Response toolkit provides:
- Sample Transitional Medical Model templates for the following jurisdictions:
- Urban county
- Suburban county
- Rural county with a hospital
- Rural county without a hospital
- Resources to develop a tabletop exercise that includes an internal and external evaluation section.
- Resources to develop a functional exercise that includes an internal and external evaluation section.
For further information or free training on this toolkit please contact us at
Partnership and Collaboration Building
If your agency is interested in partnering or collaborating on a project together please contact us at
Current Partners include:
- University of Toledo College of Medicine's Department of Public Health and Preventative Medicine
- Dr. Christopher Bork
- Dr. Paul Rega
- Kelly Burkholder-Allen
- Lucas County MEMS Committee
- Ohio State University
- Dr. Michael Bisesi
- Ohio Department of Health
- Sandusky County Health Department
- Erie County Health Department
- Putnam County Health Department
- Paulding County Health Department
NACCHO's Advanced Practice Center Program has launched a new website.
and explore the over 120 tools available to assist your local health department.
NACCHO Resource Catalog
Resource Catalog: Since 2004, the Advanced Practice Centers (APCs) have developed highly acclaimed, practical tools, resources, and training that has been successfully adopted in communities nationwide. The APC Resource Catalog, now available
at no cost, showcases more than 90 free APC resources that address critical areas in public health preparedness, from building partnerships with the business community, and addressing vulnerable populations, to planning for mass vaccination, and food safety management. Many of the resources in this catalog are available in a variety of formats allowing for easy duplication and customization and all are available at no cost to public health practitioners.
Search APC Toolkits
APC toolkits are a FREE, online collection of local public health tools produced by members of the public health community. Tools within the Toolbox are materials and resources public health professionals and other external stakeholders can use to inform and improve their work in the promotion and advancement of public health objectives. Current examples of tools include, but are not limited to case examples, presentations, fact sheets, drills, evaluations, protocols, templates, reports, and training materials. Click here
to search NACCHO's Toolbox.
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