PPHF 2016: Immunization Grants-CDC Partnership: Strengthening Public Health Laboratories-financed in part by 2016 Prevention and Public Health Funds

This 5-year cooperative agreement will award funds to improve the effectiveness, capabilities, and sustainability of public health laboratories (PHLs) — individually and as components of a national PHL system — in the United States and in other countries that CDC supports.



aims to improve PHL infrastructure, develop a well-trained and maintained PHL workforce, and strengthen the PHL system in order to promote quality and safe laboratory practice in the entire health system as it pertains to public health in the United States and globally.

Activities conducted through this cooperative agreement will use science-based knowledge to identify best practices that will improve PHL effectiveness, capabilities, and sustainability.

Through this cooperative agreement, PHLs will become a much stronger component of the public health system and substantively improve the overall healthcare system.

The awardee will conduct activities in six cross-cutting areas and four program-specific areas.Cross-Cutting Areas will support:• Public Health Laboratory Strengthening and Leadership• Public Health Preparedness and Response• Global Health• Laboratory Systems and Standards • Workforce Development• Informatics CapacityEach cross-cutting and program-specific area must be written as a stand-alone section of the application:
(1) Public health laboratory strengthening and leadership, (2) Public health preparedness and response, (3) Global health, (4) Laboratory systems and standards, (5) Workforce development, (6) Informatics Capacity, (7) Newborn screening, (8) Food safety, (9) Infectious diseases and (10) Environmental health.

The applicant must demonstrate a minimum of 15 years of experience working with the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the strengthening of PHL practice both domestically and abroad.

Applicants must have experience working with external partners and stakeholders of PHLs and must demonstrate a history of successful partnerships, credibility, and influence among PHLs.

Applicants must be fully capable of managing the required deliverables in accordance with 45 CFR Part 75 or 2 CFR Part 20 0.
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Additional Information of Eligibility:
This supplemental funding opportunity is a single source eligibility.

No other applications are sought.CDC has determined that the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is the sole organization qualified to apply for this FOA.

This determination was based on several factors, including its credibility and influence with the target audience for this cooperative agreement.

For example, APHL’s membership includes all State and Territorial PHL directors, and is the single national organization representing PHLs.

APHL was originally founded by PHL directors as the Association of State and Territorial Public Health Laboratory Directors (ASTPHLD) in 1951 in order to represent their profession, support their work in public health, and help address their needs for program advocacy, policy, educational and workforce development.

The name of the group was changed to APHL in 1998 when the membership broadened to include county and other local PHLs.

Thus, APHL is uniquely capable of having the credibility and influence among PHL directors to successfully achieve the outcomes of this cooperative agreement.

In addition, APHL has been a critical partner to CDC in forming the National Laboratory System (NLS), the National Laboratory Training Network (NLTN), and the Laboratory Response Network (LRN).

APHL is the only organization that has the capacity to reach out quickly and effectively to the entire US and Territorial PHL system, and this has proven to be of critical importance during a public health emergency.This is largely due to their being the coordinating body for members which include all governmentally-funded U. S. State, territorial, and local PHL members.

Further, APHL is the only organization that has both the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience to provide training and technical assistance across the variety of disciplines with a similar level of sophistication.

Other organizations focus on a profession or a discipline and are too narrow for the purpose of this FOA.

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