2013 is the 50th birthday of newborn screening in the United States! This is an APHL public service announcement that aired 75 times in Times Square in New York City on December 28, 2012 until the present.
What is a public health laboratory? They operate as a first line of defense to protect the public against diseases and other health hazards.
The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is the national nonprofit representing governmental laboratories that monitor and detect public health threats, ranging from lead contamination in drinking water to metabolic and genetic conditions in newborns. Visit us aphl.org or on our blog aphlblog.org
On May 1, 2012 APHL's Executive Director, Scott Becker, accepted a recognition award from the Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing for his support and assistance in shaping the strategic direction of the organization.