​​​​​Regional consortia allow members to share testing services, expert guidance and resources with participating laboratories. Grounded in professional relationships and governed by informal agreements, these consortia offer participants many opportunities including:

  • Participating in workforce development and training events

  • Sharing testing services, resources and samples for validation

  • Utilizing financial and other support for APHL/CDC-funded activities

  • Collaborating on research studies on topics that are of interest to the regional consortium, such as workforce compensation

APHL assists regional consortia by identifying needs and resources and sharing outcomes and best practices with the larger public health laboratory community.

​​​Current US Regional Consortia

PHL Regional Networks Map


 

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​Northeast Environmental & PHL ​​Directors

​Northern Plains Consortium

​Southeast ColLABorators

​Mid-Atlantic Consortium

​Midwest Consortium

Pacific Rim​ Consortium

​Four Corners & Central Plains Consortium

​State PHLs

​CT, MA, ME, NH, NY (PHL, AG), RI, VT, NJ

​MT, ND, SD, WY, ID

​AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN

​DE, DC, OH, PA (PHL, EH), VA, WV ​

AR, ​IA, IL, IN, KS, MN, MI, MO, NE, OK, WI

​CA, OR, WA, AK, HI, NV

​AZ, CO, NM, UT, TX​

Local PHLs

​New York City (NY)

​Allegheny Co. (PA), Dayton ​/ Montgomery​ Co. (OH), Philadelphia (PA), Fairfax Co. (VA)

​Los Angeles Co. (CA)

​US Territories

​Guam​

Year Formed

​1970s

​2006

​2015

​2017

​2018

​2018

​2018

Mission/Vision​No​Yes​No​Yes ​Yes​Yes ​Yes
​Governance​Chair annual rotation, rotating venue​Led by MT, rotating venue​Rotating chair, rotating venue​Rotating chair monthly​Chair/Co-Chair annual rotation​Chair/Co-Chair annual rotation​Chair/Co-Chair annual rotation
Strategic Charter or Map​No​No​Yes​Yes​Yes​Yes​Yes
​Meeting Approach​Agenda driven​Agenda driven​Agenda driven​Agenda driven​Agenda driven​Agenda driven​Agenda driven
​Meeting Structure: Conference Calls​None​Quarterly​Bi-monthly​Monthly​Monthly​Monthly​Quarterly
​Meeting Structure: In-person​3-4/year​At least 1/year​​At least 1/year​​At least 1/year​​At least 1/year​​At least 1/year​​At least 1/year
​Memorandum Structure​Verbal agreement​MOU agreement (MOU light)​Looking into MOU or Mutual Aid agreement​Looking into MOU or Mutual Aid agreement​Looking into MOU or Mutual Aid agreement​Looking into MOU or Mutual Aid agreement​Mutual Aid agreement

 

​​Resources ​​​for Regional Consortia

​Publications​

Other Networks

Repository for R​egio​​​nal Consortium Materials

Regional laboratory​ consortia may share internal planning materials, training documents, policies, best practices, tools and templates on the Regional Laboratory Consortium SharePoint site​. To receive permission to access the site, contact Tina Su. ​