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Know Your State Public Health Laboratories. Association of Public Health Laboratories National Center for Public Health Laboratory Leadership. Cohort IV.
Public Health Laboratories
Association of Public Health Laboratories
National Center for Public Health Laboratory Leadership
We Envision a futurein which all citizens are protected from infectious diseases, environmental hazards, treatable hereditary disorders and substandard consumer products through analytical testing, surveillance, data management, enforcement of standards, assessment and leadership skills provided by State Public Health Laboratories.
Our Mission is to promote, protect and preserve the health and well-being of the people by promoting and enforcing standards of quality in cooperation with both public and private agencies at the federal, state, and local levels.
Serve As the First Line of Defense in Protecting the Public from Diseases and Health Hazards
Screen babies born in the US for potentially life-threatening metabolic and genetic disorders
Coordination is Critical
State & Local Public Health Labs in the LRN
2005: Procured funding for new LIMS system
2001: First terrorism event (anthrax)
2000: Lab Emergency Preparedness program established
1985: HIV Section established
1971: Environmental Chemistry Division established
1965: First hereditary disorder screened
1957: Virology Section established
1946: Cytology and clinical chemistry established
1942: Syphilis testing for militaryHistory of Your State Public Health Laboratory System
1910: First separate State laboratory facility
1898: Established with $2,500 and 1 employee
New Born & Childhood Screening ― Endocrinology/Hemoglobinopathy/Biochemical
Virology & Immunology ― Microbial Serology/Vaccine Preventable Virus/Hepatitis Testing/
Virus Isolation & Chlamydia/Rabies Zoonotic & Emerging Disease
Molecular Biology ― Retro-Virology/Viral Disease Assessment /Molecular Epidemiology/Molecular Diagnostics/Biowatch/BT
Public Health Microbiology ― Enteric and Diarrheal Disease/Foodborne Diseases/ Gonococcal (GC)/Bioterrorism TB/Mycobacteriology
Environmental Chemistry ― Air/Radiation/Organics/Inorganics/Trace Metals/
Chemical Emergency Preparedness & Response
Environmental Microbiology ― Dairy/Water/Food/ShellfishProactively Seek to be Prepared in the Changing World
201 W. Preston St. Baltimore, MD 21201
Trains and prepares scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives through Federal, state, or other institution sponsored programs, such as:
Fellowship Program, sponsored by APHL and CDCStudent Internship Opportunities