Past readers of APHL’s annual report will notice something new afoot this year. Instead of attempting to chronicle the major achievements of all our programs—never an easy task—we are highlighting the real-world impact of the association’s work in the United States and around the world, through the voices of our members.

As ever, the association is grateful for the support of our members and federal partners—including (but not limited to) the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Health Resources and Services Administration—and all of our collaborators.

We find ourselves in extraordinary times, and have many challenges to meet in the coming months. But every challenge is a reminder of why we do what we do, and why we are so grateful for the ongoing support of our public health community.

ON THE
FRONT LINES

ON THE FRONT LINES

“The injury you get from vaping is the same kind of injury as from sulfur mustard gas used in chemical warfare.”

In Washington, DC, the Department of Forensic Sciences Public Health Laboratory used past data to detect vitamin E acetate in vaping cartridges that were linked to the outbreak.

STRENGTHENING LABORATORY INFRASTRUCTURE

STRENGTHENING LABORATORY INFRASTRUCTURE

“There were some dark days in the Virgin Islands. To have APHL to lean on is a big advantage for us.”

APHL helped to equip and staff a new public health laboratory in the US Virgin Islands, after Hurricane Maria destroyed the original facility.

DATA AT THE
SPEED OF HEALTH

DATA AT THE SPEED OF HEALTH

“To prevent the spread of disease, we need to know what diseases are out there in the population.”

The Utah State Department of Health is using the APHL Information Messaging System (AIMS) to automate reporting of pertussis, Zika virus and other diseases, so health authorities can arrest their spread.

BECAUSE DISEASE KNOWS NO BORDERS

BECAUSE DISEASE KNOWS NO BORDERS

“Before this program began, the equipment was in the lab for ten years without calibration”

In Kenya, APHL helped to assure the accuracy of the nation’s laboratory testing by training biomedical engineers to maintain, calibrate and certify laboratory equipment.

LOOKING AT A BIGGER PICTURE FOR OPIOIDS

LOOKING AT A BIGGER PICTURE FOR OPIOIDS

“We recognize that public health laboratories have a role to play to help end this epidemic.”

In Rhode Island, the State Health Laboratories began testing specimens linked to nonfatal opioid overdoses to eliminate a blind spot in public health surveillance.

EMBRACING NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO ENSURE HEALTHY OUTCOMES

EMBRACING NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO ENSURE HEALTHY OUTCOMES

“Instead of looking at one gene, we can look at all the genes in a microbe like Salmonella.”

With training and technical assistance provided by APHL, the Minnesota Public Health Laboratory’s genetic-testing program grew from 58 samples (of one pathogen) in 2013 to 5,000 samples (of over 34 pathogens) in 2019.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS

0
STATES

received direct assistance for conversion to BioNumerics 7.6 for primary foodborne surveillance using whole genome sequencing

0
STATES

received direct assistance for conversion to BioNumerics 7.6 for primary foodborne surveillance using whole genome sequencing

0
PATIENTS

tested at APHL-supported labs in Zimbabwe (October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019)

0
PATIENTS

tested at APHL-supported labs in Zimbabwe since October 1, 2018

0

specimen results submitted through the reporting portal for the AR Lab Network

0
SPECIMEN

results submitted through the reporting portal for the AR Lab Network

0
+

trading partners in AIMS

0
+

trading partners in AIMS

$
0
MILLION

distributed by APHL to support newborn screening continuous quality improvement initiatives

$
0
MILLION

value of instruments and supplies procured by APHL to support continuing crisis response efforts in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Houston, TX

$
0
MILLION

value of instruments and supplies procured by APHL to support continuing crisis response efforts in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Houston, TX

0

public health and clinical laboratory professionals attended a Packaging & Shipping seminar

0

public health and clinical laboratory professionals attended a Packaging & Shipping seminar

$
0

distributed by APHL to provide support to five regional consortia for innovation projects

$
0

distributed to three public health laboratories for Laboratory System Improvement Program gap projects

$
0

distributed to three public health laboratories for Laboratory System Improvement Program gap projects

0
FELLOWS

filling positions in public health laboratories related to antimicrobial resistance, bioinformatics, infectious diseases and newborn screening bioinformatics

0
FELLOWS

filling positions in public health laboratories related to antimicrobial resistance, bioinformatics, infectious diseases and newborn screening bioinformatics

FINANCIALS

TOTAL REVENUE

(unaudited figures, by category)

APHL Total Revenue Graph - 2018-2019 audited figures

dark-bulletGrants and Contracts57,579,917
red-bulletMembership Dues678,693
teal bulletConferences and Exhibits1,157,563
grey bulletOther888,783
Total60,304,956

TOTAL EXPENSES

(unaudited figures, by category)

APHL Total eXPENSES Graph - 2018-2019 audited figures

dark-bulletDomestic Programs46,272,134
teal bulletGlobal Health Programs13,040,931
Total59,313,065

DOMESTIC PROGRAMS

Infectious Diseases              12,257,698
Informatics                9,319,687
Public Health Preparedness                8,232,469
Newborn Screening                4,547,610
Food Safety                3,070,321
Lab Strengthening/Leadership                2,383,358
Environmental Health                1,287,537
Member Services                1,210,738
Leadership Development                1,108,414
Workshops                1,009,488
Conferences                    899,455
Laboratory Systems and Standards                    594,434
APHL Consulting                    350,925
Domestic Programs Total              46,272,134

GLOBAL PROGRAMS

Angola             314,977
Botswana             122,003
Democratic Republic of the Congo             247,074
Ethiopia             121,103
Ghana         1,229,623
Guinea               14,460
India               73,381
Indonesia             238,359
Kazakhastan                 9,310
Kenya             737,836
Mozambique         1,269,689
Nigeria               96,331
Other Global Health         1,718,160
Program Management             229,742
Senegal               69,702
Sierra Leone             308,533
Tanzania             278,216
Uganda               70,425
Ukraine             109,876
Vietnam             238,248
Zambia         2,367,017
Zimbabwe         3,176,866
Global Programs Total      13,040,931

APHL CY19 operational efficiency ration Graph - 2018-2019 audited figures

CY19
OPERATIONAL
EFFICIENCY RATIO

teal bulletProgram Services88.71%
dark-bulletGeneral & Administration11.29%

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