Laboratory System Improvement System (L-SIP)

Background

The Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness Laboratory serving Louisville, KY elected to conduct an APHL Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP) assessment on April 23, 2015 and welcomes 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.

APHL - Laboratory System Improvement Program - Promoting System Improvement 

What is the Laboratory System?

The Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness Laboratory System (LMPHWL System) consists of all the organizations that participate in or otherwise support public health laboratory testing.

LMPHWL 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.

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 Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness 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?

L-SIP is available to all state and local PHL Systems. APHL - Laboratory System Improvement Program - Promoting System Improvement - click here to view the L-SIP Participation Map

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