​APHL is committed to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), not just as a concept, but as a practice. As an association, we recognize diversity comes in many forms, including but not limited to disability, race, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, race, ethnicity, culture and religion. We also understand that cultivating and encouraging inclusive environments and equitable outcomes align with APHL's strategic directives and vision. 

APHL DEI Task Force

The APHL DEI Task Force is committed to promoting, embracing and modeling DEI, and by recommending or executing action items within the following areas:

  • Evidence based understanding through research, data collection and analysis to support DEI goals, activities and priorities.

  • Fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce development efforts.

  • Developing and providing resources and training to strengthen the core principles of DEI.

  • Improving communication, community outreach and engagement.

  • Undertaking a yearly review of existing APHL DEI policies and practices.

Improving DEI at Public Health Laboratories

View our collection of workforce-related resources on the importance of DEI and strategies for how to improve DEI at public health laboratories. Some were created or collected by APHL and our members, including the APHL Emerging Leader Program (ELP) Cohort 13 and the DEI Task Force.