MHDL named 2017 Healthiest Laboratory
This June the Milwaukee Health Department Laboratory (MHDL) was recognized as the recipient of the Association of Public Health Laboratories' 2017 Healthiest Laboratory Award, which celebrates APHL member laboratories demonstrating outstanding efforts to reduce their collective environmental impact and promote health and wellness programs.
MHDL was formally recognized during an awards breakfast at this year's APHL Annual Meeting, held in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition to being awarded with a plaque, MHDL will be reimbursed up to $1,500 for an eligible wellness or "green" related purchase. MHDL was selected as this year's healthiest laboratory, an award sponsored by APHL partner HDR, based on its responses to an APHL survey.
MHD Lab receives MCW President's Community Engagement Award
The Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) Laboratory was honored with the Community Partner Award as part of the 2017 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) President's Community Engagement Award reception. As one of six award recipients, MHDL was recognized for its instrumental role in developing a new community resource for soil analysis for urban gardening, under the MCW-led Growing Healthy Soil for Healthy Communities grant partnership. For more details on MHDL's role in the project, check out this video.
The President’s Community Engagement Award is intended to recognize the exemplary community-academic partnership, community engaged research, or community outreach activities of faculty, staff, students and community partners. Awardees receive a plaque to recognize their efforts and a $2,000 honorarium. More information on the award and fellow recipients is available on the MCW website.
See the 'Lab Intern Presentations" link to the right to hear/watch former interns talk about their experiences at our lab!
Public Health Reports, 125(S2). Public Health Laboratories
This Supplemental publication describes the concept of the State Public Health Laboratory System and the role of local public health laboratories.