After a thorough review and revision, updated Isolation and Quarantine tools are now available. Public Health – Seattle and King County spent the past year streamlining the tools with an eye towards providing services with limited staffing numbers as a reflection of the reduced workforce size in many health departments across the country.
Local health jurisdictions are a fountain of creative ideas for emergency preparedness. The trick, of course, is turning those ideas into effective programs. Ever-tightening public health budgets allow very little wiggle room for LHDs to test new solutions. So one of NACCHO’s primary responsibilities is to monitor local and national trends, and maintain a repository of best practices and tools. APC toolkits are one vehicle for disseminating best practices. Toolkits are developed by LHDs that have been designated as Advanced Practice Centers (APC) by NACCHO.