Responding to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

This webpage outlines the Association for Public Health Laboratories’ COVID-19 response activities and provides links to key 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.

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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.