Lab Matters Summer 2018 - Page 80

APHL 2018 Annual Meeting Poster Abstracts System Database (PHLSD) and provide information on its use. Poster content will demonstrate how PHLs can benefit from using the PHLSD as a repository for their own data and as a searchable directory that allows for querying testing services across those PHLs that have submitted their data. Project Design: The PHLSD is a web-based tool developed by APHL with support from CDC, which enables PHLs to enter and access information on their regulatory and testing capabilities. PHLs who complete test data entry will be able to obtain reports showing what tests are performed in other PHLs who have also completed their test data. Results: APHL held eight one-hour webinars attended by 135 laboratorians from member PHLs in Fall 2017. Thus far, 17 state and four local PHLs have completed the PHLSD. Stories will be provided from PHLs on how they have used the reporting tools in their database for CLIA inspections and other benefits to submitting their testing data. Conclusion: The PHLSD is creating a comprehensive national PHL test directory that offers a strategic approach for preparing for regulatory inspections, organizing, reporting and sharing information. This will allow for greater transparency, enhance opportunities for collaboration, inform interoperability efforts and provide a resource in times of emergency or surge. Presenter: Jacob Rosalez, Association of Public Health Laboratories, Silver Spring, MD, Phone: 240.485.3830, Email: jacob.rosalez@aphl.org What We Know About State Public Health Laboratories Funding and Spending S. Woldehanna and J. Rosalez, Association of Public Health Laboratories, Silver Spring, MD Background: In this time of diminishing budgets, public health laboratories (PHLs) need to be able to determine the status of their funding sources and plan to launch new revenue sources to respond to future changes. APHL has been collecting financial data from public health laboratories over several years and intends to provide insights on revenue and expenditure patterns that they may use for decision making and advocacy purposes. Methods: Financial data from APHL’s State Public Health Laboratories (SPHLs) Profiles Survey data was compiled for analysis. While most analyses were limited to data from the 2015 survey, data from 2010 was used for the analysis of changes over time. Due to low response rates during these years, local and agricultural and e