APHL has been the source for reliable data on public health laboratories for nearly 20 years.
Monitoring Trends, Benchmarking, Defining Issues and Informing Members, Partners and Policymakers
APHL monitors trends in public health laboratory diagnostics, personnel and infrastructure. It uses this data to benchmark against national norms and to define issues of importance to lab practice and policy.
APHL disseminates research findings via issue briefs and communications with federal decision makers, health partners and the laboratory community. Members have access to survey data online, enabling them to leverage this information quickly to identify promising strategies and practices.
A Plan to Collect and Disperse the Most Useful Information
The development of a Research Agenda for APHL represents an engagement in a larger discussion of the public health laboratory’s role in the public health system. In completing the first step, APHL has created a foundation for becoming a more proactive organization. As a part of this process we gained insights into what our members, partners and stakeholders see as the "big questions" facing public health laboratories as well as public health.
APHL Member Access to Survey Research Data
The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) will fund recipients (APHL Members) to implement innovative projects which help to define and assess quality public health laboratory practice, systems and services. Topics were identified by APHL laboratory leaders as areas of importance to public health laboratories. The examples listed on the application page are there to illustrate projects that could be developed as a proposal; they are not the only priority projects that will be considered. Laboratories are encouraged to create or further develop partnerships with other public health agencies, academia or other types of laboratories to complete or carry out the projects.
Best Practices and Lessons Learned from State Public Health Labs with CLIA Multi-site Certificates
Antigenetic and Genetic Characteristics of Swine-Origin A(H1N1) Influenza Virus Circulating in Humans
Research on New Methodology for Food Safety Testing (MLVA) Conducted by North Carolina State Public Health Laboratory
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