Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP)

Assessment Results

The overall assessment was based on the tool created by the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL). The purpose of the tool was to understand what the Public Health Laboratory System is and the role stakeholders/partners play in the system. The results of the December 14, 2010 Arizona assessment can be found in the following report.PDF

Leading Priorities

Participants provided comments on what they thought next steps and leading priorities should be in the Arizona Public Health Laboratory System and the overall results showed four main themes emerging. The four main themes were 1) Collaboration, 2) Communication, 3) Training, and 4) Workforce Development.

As we move forward to work on the main themes identified, if you are interested in participating in any discussions, please email us to have your name added to the list.


At the conclusion of the assessment, participants were asked to complete an evaluation. The following summarizes the results of the evaluation.PDF The overall responses indicated that the assessment was beneficial and that participants would be willing to attend further improvement activities.