Twin Cities Metro
Advanced Practice Center
The Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice Center (APC) is one of eight APCs in the nation, and the only one in the Midwest region. An APC is charged with developing cutting-edge tools and resources that will help it and other health departments nationwide prepare for, respond to, and recover from major emergencies. This effort is funded through the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Twin Cities Metro APC in Minnesota is the only site focusing specifically on environmental health emergency preparedness. It is comprised of health departments in Hennepin County, the City of Minneapolis, and Saint Paul – Ramsey County. This APC serves as a resource for local public health agencies by developing plans, training materials, and other products. Through these activities, the APC builds local and regional capacity for responding to an act of bioterrorism or other public health emergency.
The links on the navigation bar to the left will take you to resources and information related to food safety and security, environmental health preparedness planning, workforce training, and other tools.