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digital extra TOOLS YOU CAN USE ELC Program: Essential Funding for Public Health Laboratory Response Get the mobile app or follow the links below to enjoy interactive features NEW Publications 2016 APHL Annual Report: “Innovation” APHL has compiled resources and a brief explanation of the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Cooperative Agreement (ELC), and its impact on public health laboratory activities. Read more. This document reports data from the 2016 APHL Biosafety and Biosecurity Survey. Read more. The Role and Value of Public Health Laboratories in STD Response (updated) 2017 National Snapshot of Public Health Preparedness This document updates the May 2011 issue brief “The Role of Public Health Laboratories in STD Testing,” to foster continued discussion among PHLs and their partners regarding the current and future value that PHLs add to STD response. Read more. CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response has published its annual report, the 2017 National Snapshot of Public Health Preparedness. The report highlights activities that occurred during 2015 and 2016, including those related to Zika response. It also includes fact sheets for each state, local, and territorial awardee of CDC’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement funding. Read more. Communications Points for Public Health Laboratories Regarding CLIA-Waived Influenza Diagnostic Tests NEW! Lab Matters Digital Platform To assist public health laboratories (PHLs) in communicating with clinical partners that may utilize these tests, the APHL Influenza Subcommittee has developed some discussion points. Read more. With the Fall 2016 edition, you may have noticed a change in how you access Lab Matters digitally. In response to member feedback, we have moved to a new online digital platform. You can still download and read Lab Matters at your convenience as a PDF, but we will also be exploring our new platform’s responsive design capabilities. Download the app for Apple and Android devices. Bridges, Winter 2017 In this issue, we hear from Massachusetts, Oregon, Hawaii and New Jersey, as well as an update from an EPA/USGS initiative on testing soil for anthrax. Read more. Lab Culture Podcast Celebrating its 20 th anniversary in 2016, PulseNet revolutionized foodborne outbreak detection and investigations, and served as a model for future public health laboratory networks. On a recent episode of Lab Culture, Brian Sauders, proud "PulseNut" and molecular microbiologist in the Food Laboratory Division at the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, joined Shari Shea, APHL's director of food safety, to discuss the past, present and future of PulseNet. from the blog In October 2016 and February 2017, Rhode Island Public Health Laboratory partnered with the RI Department of Environmental Management to protect the public from harmful algal blooms. Read more. Got a story to tell? We are always looking for stories from our members to share in our magazine, blog and other channels. From LIMS to biomonitoring to whole genome sequencing, we want to hear from YOU! Submit your ideas to gynene.sullivan@aphl.org. PublicHealthLabs @APHL APHL.org Spring 2017 LAB MATTERS 37