About CDC OneLab

OneLab’s goal is to bridge, train, and sustain a
capacity-building community
among public health and clinical laboratory professionals to support rapid, large-scale responses to public health emergencies.

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Overview of OneLab Initiative
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OneLab Network

As part of the OneLab initiative, the OneLab Network was launched as a collaborative network between laboratory education and training professionals and CDC to:

  • Identify and respond to urgent COVID-19 training needs
  • Share and disseminate free education and training resources to help learners prepare for challenges related to COVID-19 and other public health emergencies
  • Connect clinical laboratories and exchange lessons learned and best practices

View the OneLab Network Year in Review Newsletter.

Access materials and recordings from prior network meetings.

Quick Stats

2400+

OneLab Network Members

65%

Engaged in Training Oversight & Development

Quick Stats


1300+

Unique Laboratories Represented

83%

Perform COVID-19 Testing

Quick Stats

Stats As of May 2022.  

Training Needs Assessment

To support the development and dissemination of relevant and timely education and training resources for OneLab, CDC conducted a Training Needs Assessment in February 2021, consisting of an electronic survey and multiple focus groups.

 

TNA Timeline
COVID-19 Training Resource Development
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The training needs assessment resulted in the identification of four cross-cutting needs for the clinical laboratory community, and three education and training areas of need: technical topics, preparedness and emergency operations, and crisis leadership.

In response, CDC OneLab is developing new education and training resources, and leveraging existing resources in response to findings, including:

Contact

For more information on CDC’s OneLab initiative, please email OneLab@cdc.gov.

Page last reviewed: August 31, 2022