​Orienting your new director: Use these resources to help both you and your new lab director get comfortable with the change.

  • Public Health Lab Profiles, housed in the Survey Resource Center, give APHL members need-to-know information about each state’s public health labs, such as their programs, laws, functions, budgets and more.

​Ongoing evaluation: As a mentor or supervisor, take care to schedule frequent check-ins with your new lab director—both informal meetings and formal evaluations—to ease the onboarding process. Here are evaluation tools to help:

​Communicating the change: While the communication team guides this effort, lab leadership can help.