This webpage outlines the Association for Public Health Laboratories’ COVID-19 response activities. It links critical resources, including COVID-19 laboratory and testing resources, testing strategy recommendations, resources for building laboratory workforce capacity, and a dashboard for ongoing survey results related to laboratory testing capacity and capabilities.
Public Health Workforce Development and Diversity
The public health workforce plays an essential role in securing the vital conditions for health and well-being for all to thrive. A skilled, resourced, and robust public health workforce is needed to meet the demands of public health today and prepare for the needs of tomorrow. A diverse public health workforce is better equipped to address the needs of the most impacted and marginalized, and implement population health strategies. COVID-19 has shed light on challenges facing the public health workforce, while also exacerbating them. The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need to skill up the workforce; support workers’ needs; center equity in workforce development efforts; and plan for the future.
Testing for COVID-19
This topic is coming soon!