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 appropriate APHL staff member to request to join the Communities listed below:
Cannabis Community of Practice – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cannabis Community of Practice provides a forum for resources and discussion about cannabis testing.
Government Environmental Laboratory – email@example.com
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 Screening – firstname.lastname@example.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 .
Laboratory Biosafety Community – email@example.com
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.
Laboratory Leadership-Mentorship Community – firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this new community is to provide a forum for individuals interested in pursuing director level positions within public health laboratories. In this forum, a panel of board certified laboratory directors and other APHL volunteers are ready to answer questions, provide advice and guidance, or suggest additional resources related to leadership positions and board certification requirements. Aspiring leaders and mentors are welcomed!
Microbiology Discussion Community – email@example.com
This community is a platform to ask questions, solve problems and contribute to the overall advancement of the Public Health Microbiology field.
NewSTEPs Community – firstname.lastname@example.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 Practice – email@example.com
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.
PH Laboratory Operations Community of Practice - firstname.lastname@example.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.
Quality Assurance Community – email@example.com
This community is a forum to pose quality related questions to your peers and provide the sharing of possible solutions, resources and lessons learned.
STARLIMS Community -- firstname.lastname@example.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 Community – email@example.com
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.
Vape Testing and Related Illnesses Community of Practice – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Vape Testing and Related Illnesses Community of Practice provides a forum for public health laboratories engaged in Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Use, or Vaping response efforts to share pertinent updates/testing guidance and facilitate conversation with federal partners such as CDC, FDA, and CSTE.