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quality systems a relatively new planning team and short prep time, APHL local L-SIP tools were used efficiently,” Bhattacharyya reflected. “Since we had many new system partners for the reassessment, initially there were some challenges in understanding the purpose of the event (specific laboratory improvement vs. laboratory system improv ement). We eventually identified jurisdictional success and challenges toward future quality improvement.” 10 Essential Public Health Services 1. Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems 2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community 3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues 4. Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems 5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts 6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety 7. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable Next Steps As the L-SIP coordinators consider the information gathered from their respective assessments, they will begin to prioritize which needs or concerns identified during the discussions will be addressed first given available time and resources. APHL hopes to hear more about the VA DCLS and MHDL post-assessment quality improvement activities in future APHL communications, such as the L-SIP Update newsletter and bimonthly Quality Improvement Forum calls. n 8. Assure competent public and personal health care workforce 9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services 10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems This ? P I H S R E B HL MEM P A R U O renew! Y u o W y E s N s E le R n u U tters DID YO E of Lab Ma T ISSU S A L r u o y is oday! t p i h s r e b m our me y w e n e r d an Take action ○ ○ phone: 1 By .485.2733 240 fax: 2 By 0.485.2700 24 ip : Membersh PublicHealthLabs ○ mail: 3 By L APH ership uite 700 S c/o Memb , e u n e v rgia A 8515 Geo 20910 D M , g in r Silver Sp AT TN @APHL APHL.org Summer 2018 LAB MATTERS 19