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Welcome to APHL ColLABorate!  Participate in discussions with your peers, update your profile/add your picture, find and contact other community members, share your documents/presentations and enjoy exploring.  If you have any questions/concerns, please look at our FAQs or use the "Contact Us" in the upper right corner to reach out. Click on "My Committees & Communities" on the gray bar to go to your communities.

Currently, the following ColLABorate Communities are open to APHL members and partners. If you are interested, please email the designated APHL staff liaison to request to join the Communities listed below:

Board Certification Exam Boot Camp CommunityLeadership@aphl.org

The purpose of this community is to provide a forum for individuals interested in pursuing director level positions within public health laboratories, and particularly in taking one of the board certification exams. In this forum, a panel of board certified laboratory directors and other APHL volunteers are ready to answer your questions, provide advice and guidance, or suggest additional resources related to leadership positions and board certification requirements.

Cannabis Community of Practicejennifer.liebreich@aphl.org

The Cannabis Community of Practice provides a forum for resources and discussion about cannabis testing.

Environmental Micro Outbreak Response (EMOR) CommunityVaishali.Dharmarha@aphl.org

The purpose of the EMOR CoP is to post questions/answers and to share expertise, resources and best practices that will help laboratories build or expand their environmental microbiology outbreak response programs in conjunction with public health partners.

Enteric Reference Laboratory Communityfoodsafety@aphl.org

This forum provides a discussion space and media repository for public health laboratorians who perform isolation, identification, and subtyping of enteric bacteria. Members are encouraged to participate and interact with peers to help create a collaborative, informative, networking community. As a member of this community, we encourage you to participate in discussions, share knowledge, and search the community for archived information.

APHL and CDC Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch will use this forum to post call recordings, meeting minutes, and community specific content.

Government Environmental Laboratorysarah.wright@aphl.org

The purpose of the GEL community is to post questions/answers, access resource materials and interact with others interested in learning about and advancing government environmental laboratory science.

Health Information Technology-Newborn Screeningdara.slavin@aphl.org

The purpose of the HIT-NBS Community is to post questions/answers, access resource materials and interact with others in the community focused on all aspects and HIT issues related to NBS.

Horizon LIMS Users - samuel.abrams@aphl.org

The purpose of the Horizon community is to post questions/answers, access resource materials and interact with others in the community that use Horizon LIMS, a laboratory information management system.

Laboratory Biosafety Communitymichael.marsico@aphl.org

This new community will engage both public health professionals and non-public health clinical laboratory representatives in biosafety and biosecurity discussions, providing resources and best practices.

Microbiology Discussion Community – ashton.blair@aphl.org

This community is a platform to ask questions, solve problems and contribute to the overall advancement of the Public Health Microbiology field.

NewSTEPs Communitydara.slavin@aphl.org

This community is a forum for peer exchange of information, relevant to NBS, including topics such as NBS laboratory practice, quality improvement, education and training, program evaluation and policy.

Opioid Community of Practicekelsey.granger@aphl.org

The purpose of the Opioid Community of Practice is to post questions/answers, access resource materials and interact with others in the community about opioids.

PHL Bench Scientist Communityabigail.raymer@aphl.org

The purpose of this site is to support career development and growth, to gain a stronger understanding of the public health professional identity, to engage as part of the larger public health laboratory community, and to have access to available resources, including advice and knowledge from experienced members, such as supervisors and directors.

PH Laboratory Operations Community of Practice – drew.gaskins@aphl.org

This community of practice is intended for those persons who manage the day-to-day operations of APHL member laboratories, as a place to exchange ideas, pose questions and access best practices and resource materials.

PulseNet Asia Pacific – rhodel.bradshaw@aphl.org

The purpose of the PulseNet Asia Pacific Community is to establish a site to host video recordings, access resource materials and interact with others interested in the community about PulseNet Asia Pacific, and share other materials for fostering communication among public health laboratories scientists within the region. 

Quality Assurance Communitybertina.su@aphl.org

This community is a forum to pose quality related questions to your peers and provide the sharing of possible solutions, resources and lessons learned.

Radiochemistry Communityroyce.riessen@aphl.org

The purpose of the Radiochemistry CoP is to post questions/answers, access resource materials and interact with others interested in learning about and advancing the public health laboratory radiochemistry workforce.

STARLIMS Community -- samuel.abrams@aphl.org

The purpose of the STARLIMS community is to post questions/answers, access resource materials and interact with others in the community that use STARLIMS, a laboratory information management system.

Training Partner Communitytraining.support@aphl.org

The purpose of the Training Partners (TrP) community is to post questions/answers, access resource materials and interact with others in the community about training, education and outreach. To learn about other Training Partner opportunities, please visit the APHL Training Community Connection page and submit a request.

Wastewater Surveillance Community of Practice – erin.morin@aphl.org 

This community provides a forum for APHL member laboratories to discuss and share resources related to wastewater surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 and other analytes of interest.