​Learn more about APHL Global Health and how we work in this short video.

The Association of Public Health Laboratories is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization with more than 800 members representing US state and local public health, agricultural and environmental labs, US federal agencies, health partners and interested individuals.


A healthier world through quality laboratory systems.


Shape national and global health outcomes by promoting the value and contributions of public health laboratories and continuously improving the public health laboratory system and practice.

With over 20 years of collaboration with more than 30 countries, APHL Global Health grasps the big picture. We bring a laboratory systems perspective and experience honed in a large US organization to support laboratories and public health internationally.

As the Global Health Security Agenda is stood up, APHL is uniquely positioned to support the development of laboratory networks, emergency operation centers and laboratory information systems to rapidly respond to public health emergencies. APHL participated in Global Health work as early as in 1998, when we helped laboratory systems in the Caribbean respond after the devastating hurricanes Mitch and Georges. From there, we expanded our global work to its present depth and breadth.

We provide strategic planning, training for laboratory leaders and bench staff, model practices, guidance documents and technical assistance. And we advocate to shape public health policy, champion the value of laboratory systems and support sustainable laboratory strengthening initiatives.