​​​APHL ​​​Vision​​

A healthier world through quality laboratory systems.

APHL ​​​Miss​ion

Shape national and global health outcomes by promoting the value and contributions of public health laboratories​ and continuously improving the public health laboratory system and practice.

​APHL Values

We strive to promote our core values within our associatio​n and support efforts to uphold these values in our member organizations:​


We actively foster meaningful connections and belonging among members and partners to promote collaboration, growth, and diversity of thought that maximizes our contributions to advance public health.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

We embrace, promote and model a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEI)​ and recognize it as essential to the work we perform and the communities we serve.


We meet the diverse and ever-changing public health landscape through forward-thinking ​and adaptive leadership.

Scientific and Professional Integrity

We are a trusted leader in public health, striving for continuous improvement and the highest level of ethics and honesty in laboratory science and practice.​​