The study identified experiential information that State public health laboratory directors would find helpful in assessing the potential benefits of reconfiguring the organization and structure of the testing services their laboratories perform. The study compiled and analyzed detailed information about the experiences of four State public health laboratories.
This evaluation tool has been used by several state and county public health laboratories. Most notably, the California Department of Public Health and the California Public Health Laboratory System Working Group adapted the Practical Guide for use by the state's 35 county/city public health laboratories. California's local public health laboratories are actively exploring consolidation and will use California's new Guide for Assessing and Implementing Public Health Laboratory Service Changes to support that initiative. The 51-page California guide was published May 1, 2013
Report Title: Evaluation of Models of Higher-Efficiency Public Health Laboratories A Practical Guide to Assessing and Planning Implementation of Public Health Laboratory Service Changes; http://www.aphl.org/lei and
Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Contact: Thomas Chapel, 404-639-2116//TONY MOULTON
Performer: Deloitte, Atlanta, GA
Record ID: 9997 (May 30, 2012)