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APHL Committees

APHL committees advance the association's strategic objectives, shaping the future of public health laboratory science, practice and  policy in the US and globally.


APHL committees are highly proactive and forward-focused. It's here that the real work of the association is done. Through their work, committees shape the future of public health laboratory science, practice and policy.

Committees generally hold monthly conference calls and at least one annual face-to-face meeting. A board liaison serves on each committee to facilitate coordination and communication between the board and committees.

Committee members serve three-year terms with new members appointed annually by the president. Subcommittees, task forces and work groups are formed on an ad hoc basis to respond to emerging issues. Membership is open to all membership types.

APHL Committees include:

  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Laboratory Science
  • Finance
  • Food Safety
  • Global Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Informatics
  • Knowledge Management
  • Laboratory Systems and Standards
  • Local Laboratory
  • Public Health Preparedness and Response
  • Newborn Screening & Genetics in Public Health
  • Workforce Development