The San Francisco Bay Area Advanced Practice Center
The San Francisco Bay Area Advanced Practice Center (APC) serves as a resource for the public health community nationwide by developing and sharing tools and materials that advance public health preparedness. Each of our Toolkits, collectively known as the San Francisco Bay Area APC Public Health Infectious Disease Emergency Readiness (SPIDER) Toolkits, focus specifically on infectious disease emergency preparedness and response capabilities. Funded by the National Association of County and City Health Officials in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the San Francisco Bay Area APC represents a partnership between the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the UC Berkeley Center for Infectious Diseases and Emergency Readiness. To develop, evaluate, and improve our products and trainings, we work closely with the Association of Bay Area Health Officials (ABAHO) Public Health Preparedness Committee. ABAHO represents 7.6 million Bay Area residents living in urban and rural counties, cities, and towns.
What is an Advanced Practice Center or APC?
An Advanced Practice Center (APC) is a local health department that has been tasked with addressing a public health preparedness challenge. APCs serve the public health community, providing a variety of tools and resources. For more information, view frequently asked questions about APCs.
Other Advanced Practice Centers
The San Francisco Bay Area APC is one of eight Advanced Practice Centers engaged in public health preparedness work throughout the country. Take a look at what other APCs are working on:
Mesa County Health Department (CO)
Montgomery County Health Department (MD) Multnomah County Health Department (OR)
Seattle and King County Public Health (WA)
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Region 7
Tarrant County Public Health (TX)
Toldeo-Lucas County Health Department (OH)
Learn more about the National Association of County and City Health Officials and the APC network.