The COVID-19 pandemic defined the course of public health in 2020. On January 22, APHL established its Incident Command System to oversee organizational priorities, identify and respond to member needs, manage staffing and resources, and coordinate with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal agencies and external partners.

APHL also made a wholesale pivot from in-person trainings, professional development and conferences to new virtual platforms. Fortunately, APHL’s long-standing expertise with remote training opportunities and resources guided the transition of the remaining training programs—as well as six in-person conferences—to fully online platforms in just a few months.

But even as the pandemic continues, the critical day-to-day work of our members persists. Infectious disease samples continue to arrive in our laboratories. Babies continue to be born and screened. Natural and manmade disasters continue to occur with urgent implications for testing. Air, water and food quality continues to require monitoring. As we continue this critical work, we are profoundly grateful for the support of our members and federal partners—including (but not limited to) CDC, the US Food and Drug Administration, the Health Resources and Services Administration and the US Environmental Protection Agency—and all of our public and private collaborators.

We know that the days, weeks and months to come will be different from anything we have ever experienced as public health professionals. Our highest priority is still to do our jobs to the best of our ability, continue to educate our communities about what we do, and ensure a healthier world through quality laboratory systems.

EDUCATE
POLICY MAKERS

EDUCATE POLICY MAKERS

Even as the pandemic shut down in-person meetings, it bolstered APHL’s presence on Capitol Hill. The year was marked by a higher level of involvement on the Hill than ever before.

COMMUNICATE
CREDIBLE INFORMATION

COMMUNICATE CREDIBLE INFORMATION

Media numbers always rise for APHL when there is a public health emergency: Ebola, Zika, opioids, EVALI. But 2020 was one for the record books.

COLLABORATE
WITH PARTNERS

COLLABORATE WITH PARTNERS

APHL expanded and deepened its relationships with many federal agencies and programs, improving the flow of information, advocating for the importance of public health laboratories and data and laying the groundwork for potential future collaborations.

DELIVER TECHNOLOGY
SOLUTIONS

DELIVER TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

When COVID-19 hit, the APHL informatics team was able to build on the existing infrastructure and relationships to quickly accommodate new reporting partners and testing data.

PROVIDE CONNECTION
OPPORTUNITIES

PROVIDE CONNECTION OPPORTUNITIES

In 2020, InFORM and five other APHL national conferences and meetings moved online, each with a slightly different format. Throughout the process, APHL provided support for logistics, content delivery and continuing education credits.

ENSURE ESSENTIAL
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES

ENSURE ESSENTIAL
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES

Even as laboratories grappled with the overwhelming demands of COVID-19 testing, other public health needs continued.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS

Congressional committees
0

Congressional committees and member offices to whom APHL served as a resource

Congressional committees
0

Congressional committees and member offices to whom APHL served as a resource

media pieces
0

Media stories where APHL was quoted or mentioned in a single day

media pieces
0

Media stories where APHL was quoted or mentioned in a single day

Lab Alerts
0

Lab alerts distributed to members with
COVID-19 updates

Lab Alerts
0

Lab alerts distributed to members with
COVID-19 updates

$
0
MILLION
recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

awarded to APHL to bolster ongoing recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands
$
0
MILLION

awarded to APHL to bolster ongoing recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

0

direct funding awards to newborn screening programs to maintain essential system functions

0

direct funding awards to newborn screening programs to maintain essential system functions

APHL-CDC COVID-19 Associates
0

APHL-CDC COVID-19 Associates
were placed in laboratories

APHL-CDC COVID-19 Associates
0

APHL-CDC COVID-19 Associates
were placed in laboratories

jurisdictions utilizing COVID-19 Electronic Health Reporti
0

jurisdictions utilizing COVID-19 Electronic Laboratory Reporting (CELR)

jurisdictions utilizing COVID-19 Electronic Health Reporti
0

jurisdictions utilizing COVID-19 Electronic Laboratory Reporting (CELR)

Indonesian biosafety officers
0

Indonesian biosafety officers who participated in virtual training to implement COVID-19 testing capacity

Indonesian biosafety officers
0

Indonesian biosafety officers who participated in virtual training to implement COVID-19 testing capacity

0
survey data points

survey data points collected to support COVID-19 response

survey data points
0

survey data points collected to support COVID-19 response

calls responded to for informatics technical assistance
0
+

informatics help desk tickets completed as of December 31, 2020  

0
+
calls responded to for informatics technical assistance

informatics help desk tickets completed as of December 31, 2020  

attendees for four webinars
0
+

attendees for four webinars developed around COVID-19 biosafety and biosecurity

attendees for four webinars
0
+

attendees for four webinars developed around COVID-19 biosafety and biosecurity

Laboratory Flexible Funding Model
$
0
MILLION

Provided by FDA to state laboratories under a new Laboratory Flexible Funding Model

$
0
MILLION
Laboratory Flexible Funding Model

Provided by FDA to state laboratories under a new Laboratory Flexible Funding Model

FINANCIALS

TOTAL REVENUE

(unaudited figures, by category)

APHL Total Revenue Graph - 2019-2020 audited figures

teal bulletGrants and Contracts62,360,902
dark-bulletMembership Dues1,088,171
red-bulletConferences and Exhibits393,787
gold bulletOther1,033,268
Total64,876,128

TOTAL EXPENSES

(unaudited figures, by category)

APHL Total EXPENSES Graph - 2019-2020 audited figures

teal bulletDomestic Programs52,959,937
Global Programsdark-bullet8,722,875
Total61,682,812

DOMESTIC PROGRAMS

Informatics 12,814,894
Infectious Diseases 11,920,787
Public Health Preparedness   7,642,282
Newborn Screening 5,998,833
APHL Consulting/Services   4,614,976
Food Safety 2,627,462
Lab Strengthening/Leadership   2,285,928
Environmental Health  1,504,672
Workshops 1,280,429
Leadership Development  787,096
Member Services 621,868
Laboratory Systems and Standards  498,974
Conferences  361,736
Domestic Programs Total52,959,937

GLOBAL PROGRAMS

Angola12,288
Ethiopia187,488
Ghana         491,870
India274,472
Indonesia362,919
Kazakhastan13,902
Kenya553,424
Mozambique        1,622,578
Other Global Health       1,173,948
Program Management116,589
Senegal96,935
Tanzania540,505
Thailand18,628
Ukraine248,366
Vietnam1,158,982
Zambia1,833,593
Zimbabwe    16,388
Global Programs Total     8,722,875

APHL CY20 operational efficiency ration Graph - 2019-2020 audited figures

CY20
OPERATIONAL
EFFICIENCY RATIO

dark-bulletProgram Services87.04%
teal bulletGeneral & Administration12.96%

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