Healthy People 2030
To continue the mission of its predecessors Healthy People 2010 and Healthy People 2020, the
2030 plan affirms that public health laboratories continue to be an integral component of national laboratory system along with clinical, environmental and agricultural laboratories. In 2022, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion recognized APHL as a Healthy People 2030 Champion.
APHL's Role in Healthy People 2030
APHL was instrumental in the creation of two Public Health Infrastructure (PHI) for Healthy People 2030, which will provide for an assessment of public health laboratory services and the use of emerging technology. APHL is currently working on a survey instrument to collect data on these two developmental objectives, which will be distributed to all state public health laboratories biennially.
PHI-2030-D04 reads "Increase the proportion of state public health laboratories that provide comprehensive laboratory services to support emerging public health issues."
PHI-2030-D05 reads "Increase the proportion of state public health laboratories that have implemented emerging technology to provide enhanced laboratory services."
APHL continues to coordinate with other stakeholders to create seamless state and national systems for comprehensive laboratory services to support the public's health—services necessary to counter threats from terrorism, emerging infections and natural disasters.
APHL's Role in Healthy People 2010 and 2020
In 2004, APHL conducted the first Comprehensive Laboratory Services Survey (CLSS) of state public health laboratories to establish the baseline data for the Healthy People 2010 Objective 23-13. Healthy People 2020 continued in this tradition with Objective 23-13 renamed to Public Health Infrastructure Objective 11 in Healthy People 2020: "Increase the proportion of Tribal and State public health agencies that provide or assure comprehensive laboratory services to support essential public health services."
The CLSS addressed state public health laboratories and their respective state agencies only. It provided a baseline to biannually evaluate the level of improvement in the provision of comprehensive laboratory services over the decade ending 2020.
How to Use the CLSS Data
Findings from the bi-annual assessments demonstrated areas in which the laboratory exceled, as well as areas that required strengthening. Assessment data were shared only with the institution assessed. Data submitted to CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) are aggregate and anonymous.
More Information about CLSS
For more information contact, Tina Su, MPH, Manager, Quality Systems and Analytics, 240.485.2729, firstname.lastname@example.org