The Orange County Public Health Laboratory serving Orange County, California elected to conduct an APHL Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP) assessment on March 18, 2014 and welcomed its partners to the process.
L-SIP, initially implemented in 2007, is a program of the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), an organization that represents the interests of public health laboratories locally, nationally and internationally.
The local Orange Public Health Laboratory System (LPHL System) consists of all the organizations that participate in or otherwise support public health laboratory testing.
LPHL System:An alliance of laboratories and other partners within the County that supports the ten essential public health services under the aegis of the state public health laboratory. The system members and stakeholders operate in an interconnected and interdependent way to facilitate the exchange of information, optimize laboratory services, and help control and prevent disease and public health threats.
Definition of a Local PHL System (PDF)
Mission and Vision of L-SIP
Mission:To establish a system that measures the performance of state and local public health systems and supports their continuous improvement.
Vision:A healthy world though improved public health practice and highly functioning and effective laboratory systems.
Why Participate in L-SIP?
L-SIP provides a number of benefits to all of the stakeholders of the Orange County Public Health Laboratory System, including:
Strengthening relationships between the partners that comprise the broader laboratory system
Improving performance of the county public health laboratory system
Educating system partners, elected officials and the public about the laboratory system and the important role each organization plays
Identifying areas in need of advocacy and increased resources
Which other states and counties conducted the assessment?
Making Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost-effective regional public services.
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