APHL 2014 Annual Report
Publications and Resources

Public health circles will remember 2014 as “The Year of the Virus.” APHL’s activities centered on preparedness and response to these pathogens, including collaboration with CDC to deploy the Department of Defense developed Ebola assay to US LRN labs. Other activities included promoting ISO accreditation for US food and feed testing laboratories and initiating a grant program to expand state newborn screening activities for SCID, among other things. The year’s accomplishments would not have been possible without federal, corporate and nonprofit partners. Read the annual report.

Featured Publications

Food Safety

Isolation and Characterization of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) from Clinical Specimens

Best practices in STEC diagnostics for clinical and public health laboratories. Covers algorithms plus EIA, culture and molecular characterization methods.

Infectious Diseases

Influenza Virologic Surveillance Right Size Roadmap

The Roadmap consolidates requirements for all components of virologic surveillance in one document, and provides tools to assess and improve the precision of the system.

Environmental Health 

Guidance for Laboratory Biomonitoring Programs

Framework for developing a public health laboratory biomonitoring program.

50 Years of Saving Babies' Lives

The Newborn Screening Story

How One Simple Test Changed Lives, Science, and Health in America.

50 Years of Saving Babies' Lives

What's the Best Thing You Can Do to Protect Your Newborn's Health?

Overview of newborn screening directed to parents and healthcare providers. Endorsed by ACOG, AAP, Baby’s First Test and the March of Dimes.

50 Years of Saving Babies' Lives

Four Facts that Policymakers Need to Know

How newborn screening protects the lives of the over 4 million babies born in the US annually. ​

Preparedness and Response

2013 All-Hazards Laboratory Preparedness Report

Leveraging Partnerships to Strengthen Preparedness and Response

Laboratory Management

In Transition: A Practical Guide to Navigating Leadership Changes in the Public Health Laboratory

Lab Director Transitions Online Toolkit

Guidance, tools and resources to smooth transitions between lab leaders.

Global Health

Guidance for National Laboratory Strategic Plans

Helping to Expand Sustainable Quality Testing to Improve the Care and Treatment of People Infected with and Affected by HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria.