Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP)
The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is the national nonprofit representing governmental laboratories that monitor and detect public health threats, ranging from lead contamination in drinking water to metabolic and genetic conditions in newborns.
As the primary advocate for public health laboratories, APHL is active on many fronts, including:
- Emergency response
- Laboratory science
- Education and training
- Laboratory workforce
- Health Policy
- Global laboratory capacity
- Laboratory systems
More information can be found at Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) website.
APHL On-Line Resource Center
The On-Line Resource Center provides a range of resources for improvement work, most of which is specific to laboratory system improvement. It can be accessed on the ORC section of the APHL website.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC is the national home for most public health activities, and partnered with APHL in producing L-SIP. The CDC website is rich with resources and can be accessed at the CDC website. CDC addresses public health system performance improvement on its NPHPSP section of its website.
Turning Point was a national collaborative that included a focus on public health improvement. The Turning Point website can be accessed at the Turning Point website.
Public Health Foundation
The Public Health Foundation website includes a number of resources for system improvement and training.