PPHF-CSELS Partnerships: Strengthening Public Health Laboratoies

The major objective is to enhance and strengthen the work and functionality of public health laboratories both domestically and abroad.

The overarching goal is to improve several aspects of public health laboratories.

These areas include the following: improving public health laboratory
infrastructure, increasing the capacity through workforce development, promoting quality laboratory practices, expanding and improving health security, promoting and supporting informatics, and enhancing communication linkages.

The specific objective may include but are not limited to:

Assess public health infectious disease laboratory capabilities and capacities by conducting and analyzing formal and informal surveys and other methodologies.

Convene Committees/Task Forces/Workgroups to develop or review guidelines and recommendations on PHL laboratory capacity and quality laboratory practice.

Provide training and other resources to address knowledge and capacity gaps.

Convene forums to exchange knowledge and build communities of practice and promote the role of public health laboratories in infectious disease control, especially in emerging infectious diseases.

Provide programmatic and technical support to other focus areas, including policy, emergency preparedness, global health, informatics, and professional development.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2013: N/A.

Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: Subject to availability to Funds: Salaries FY 15 est.

$27 million- FY 2016 est.

$27.5 million, FY 2017 est.

$28 million, FY 2018 est.

$28.5 million, FY 2019 est.

$29 million, FY 2020 est.

$29.5 million.

Total estimate: $169.5 million.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

For program technical assistance, contact:
Angela Banks, Senior Project Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
MS E56, 1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
Telephone: 404-498-6461
E-mail: zwv0@cdc.gov

For financial, grants management, or budget assistance, contact:
Terrian Dixon Grants Management Specialist
Department of Health and Human Services
CDC Procurement and Grants Office
2920 Brandywine Road, MS K70
Atlanta, GA 30341
Telephone: 770-488-2774
E-Mail: thd4@cdc.gov

CDC Telecommunication for the hearing impaired or disabled is available: TTY (770) 488-2783.
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