PHI-11.9 Increase the proportion of tribal and state public health agencies that provide or assure comprehensive laboratory services in support of public health-related research
About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of States participating in the survey that meet the defined standards/criteria for Public Health Related Research
Number of States participating in the survey
From the 2008 Comprehensive Laboratory Services Survey:
Which of the following research activities have taken place in your laboratory within the past two calendar years? [Please check all that apply. Total possible points: 3]
- SPHL received grants and/or contracts for applied research related activities from organizations/groups other than CDC (1)
- SPHL conducted applied research focused on an evaluation of testing methodologies that support rapid disease detection or surveillance (1)
- SPHL conducted applied research resulting in the publication of peer-reviewed article(s) (1)
Did your laboratory collaborate with any of the following organizations to conduct scientific research projects within the past two calendar years? [Please check all that apply. Total possible points: 6]
- Public/Private Universities (1)
- Private research organizations (1)
- State agencies (1)
- Local agencies (1)
- Federal agencies (1)
- Other, Please specify (1)
The Comprehensive Laboratory Services Survey (CLSS) is a biennial evaluation of 50 state public health laboratories and the District of Columbia public health laboratory in the provision of comprehensive laboratory services. (For this objective, the term “State” includes the District of Columbia.) Survey questions were developed by a workgroup of the Laboratory Systems and Standards Committee of the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL). The Committee consists of current and retired public health laboratory directors, members of academia, and other laboratory practitioners.
In the list of questions used to obtain the baseline data, the point values shown after each response are used to score the questions. A laboratory is determined to provide or assure comprehensive laboratory services in support of the essential public health service if it scores at least 70% of the possible points. The data shown are the percent of state public health laboratories that score at least 70% of the possible points.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
Additional resources about the objective
- Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL).