​​​​APHL brings together institutions and individuals who recognize the value of public health surveillance and testing. Representatives from state and local public health laboratories as well as environmental, chemical, agricultural and food safety laboratories are welcome as association members. Companies, students and recent graduates are also encouraged to join. APHL offers the following membership categories:

  • Public Health Institutional - Local: any of the public health laboratories of the counties, parishes, municipalities, cities, townships, boroughs or other localities within the United States, as well as any US-associat​ed Pacific Islands, are eligible for membership in this category.

  • Public Health Associate Institutional: environmental laboratories, agricultural laboratories, state chemical laboratories, and other laboratories of the states, territories, and commonwealths, including the District of Columbia, of the United States, as well as any US-associated Pacific Islands, who are interested in public health issues are eligible for membership in this category.

  • Sustaining: industry or corporate entities that have an interest in public health or environmental laboratories.

  • Individual: persons who have an interest in public health or environmental health and are not otherwise eligible for membership.

  • Student: ​those individuals that are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program related to public health laboratory science (e.g. microbiology, chemistry, public health, environmental health, etc.). are eligible for membership in this category.

Wondering whether you belong in APHL?  Contact APHL senior specialist, membership, Drew Gaskins, drew.gaskins@aphl.org, for more information.

Professio​​​nal Development and Training

APHL offers workshops, leadership forums, technical conferences, trainings and fellowships. Topics range from the latest in molecular diagnostic techniques to marketing of laboratory services.

Networking and Laborator​y Linkages

APHL brings together the field’s leading minds in a network of established and emerging laboratory leaders.

National and Global Advo​​cacy

APHL monitors political and regulatory affairs, and promotes policies that maintain and strengthen the nation's public health laboratory system.​

Technical Assis​​​tance

APHL offers technical assistance with routine laboratory management and operations and provides support to laboratories during public health emergencies. Whether the need is grant writing or development of a laboratory information management system, APHL has the answers.

News and Inform​​ation

APHL shares regular electronic updates, a quarterly magazine, listservs, technical briefs, protocols and notices of funding opportunities. All help to keep members informed.