Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP)

About Us


The Arizona State Public Health Laboratory serving Arizona has elected to participate in L-SIP and welcomes its partners to the process.  L-SIP is a program of the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), an organization that represents the interests of public health laboratories nationally and internationally. Get more information about APHL.

What is the Laboratory System?

The State Public Health Laboratory System (SPHLS) consists of all the organizations that participate in or otherwise support public health laboratory testing. View a complete explanation of the SPHLS.PDF

Mission and Vision of L-SIP

Mission: To establish a system that measures the performance of state public health systems and supports their continuous improvement.

Vision: A healthy world through 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 the stakeholders of the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory, including:

  • Strengthening relationships between the partners that comprise the broader laboratory system
  • Improvement of performance of state public health laboratory system
  • Education of system partners, elected officials and the public about the laboratory system and the role each organization plays
  • Identification of areas in need of advocacy and increased resources

What Other States Participate?

View a mapPDF displaying the states that have completed the L-SIP Assessments. Most if not all of those states highlighted on the map are engaged in system improvement activities.