City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) Laboratory
The MHD collaborates with a variety of internal programs and local, state, federal and international partners to detect, investigate, prevent, and control public health threats. These threats include infectious diseases, outbreaks of illness from consuming contaminated food or water; terrorism events; chemical hazards; and environmental conditions and emergencies.
MHD Laboratory Web-site
Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
APHL is the national nonprofit organization that represents governmental laboratories. APHL core membership is comprised of public health, environmental and agricultural laboratories. Representatives from federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations also participate in the association. International participation is expanding in response to the globalization of disease and APHL’s active global health program.
As the primary advocate for public health laboratories, APHL is active on many fronts, including:
More information can be found at Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) website.
APHL On-Line Resource Center
The On-Line Resource Center (ORC) provides a range of resources for laboratory system improvement work.
On-Line Resource Center website
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is the national leader for most public health activities. CDC partnered with APHL to develop the L-SIP and its website is rich with resources. CDC addresses public health system performance improvement as a part of its National Public Health Performance Standards Program.
Public Health Foundation
The Public Health Foundation (PHF) is dedicated to achieving healthy communities through research, training, and technical assistance. For more than 35 years, this national, non-profit organization has been working with health agencies and other community health organizations to more effectively use information to manage and improve performance, understand and use data, and strengthen the workforce.
Public Health Foundation website
Public Health Reports
The May/June 2010 Public Health Reports Supplement is dedicated solely to articles regarding Public Health Laboratories and the concept of the Public Health Laboratory System. It is an important resource in the understanding the depth and breadth of the Public Health Laboratory System.
Public Health Reports - May/June 2010 Supplement
Turning Point is a collaborative effort between state and local public health agencies, national public health organizations, and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. At the heart of Turning Point are efforts to transform public health so that it achieves the goals of preventing disease and injury, protecting the public from threats to health, and promoting healthy behaviors. Turning Point has developed specific models for a more effective and responsive public health system and tools to achieve the ten essential services.
Turning Point website