Connect to your system partners with a Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP) assessment, now available to all state and local public health laboratory systems. Thirty-seven states and six local municipalities have already completed an L-SIP assessment. Five states and one local municipality have completed an L-SIP reassessment.
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What is L-SIP?
APHL’s Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP) advances the efficacy of state and local public health laboratory systems through a guided process of performance evaluation, system improvements and periodic evaluation and reassessment. Participating member laboratories receive resources and technical assistance to guide them on their way to system excellence.
Here are some of the benefits that L-SIP produces for state and local public health laboratory systems:
Provides a foundation for the accreditation of state and local public health departments by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).
Provides a benchmark for public health laboratory system practice improvements, by setting a “gold standard” to which public health systems can aspire.
Improves communication and collaboration by bringing partners (e.g., first responders, key constituencies, public health and other laboratories, etc.) together.
L-SIP Marketing Materials
Resources for L-SIP Participants
System assessment reference documents:
Examples of L-SIP Websites from Previous Assessments: