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-one states and five local municipalities have already completed an L-SIP assessment, and four states have completed an L-SIP reassessment.
Interested in an L-SIP Assessment?
Contact Tina Su to begin the process.
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
For a program overview on L-SIP, refer to this
For a list of program benefits and reasons why a system should conduct an L-SIP assessment, refer to this
L-SIP marketing flyer.
Resources for L-SIP Participants
System assessment reference documents:
Assessment reports from past L-SIP participants
Examples of L-SIP Websites from Previous Assessments:
Web Communicator: A template that can be used for developing a state or local-specific website to communicate with partners on the status of the L-SIP process and ongoing quality improvement activities.