Labs Are Vital is a multi-year, multi-faceted education and awareness program sponsored by Abbott Diagnostics and designed to
elevate the status of lab professionals within the health care community and the general public;
address the issues that face the profession today; and
serve as a community for professionals to exchange ideas and get new information.
The program - which includes a public awareness campaign and a variety of Web-based resources for laboratory professionals - focuses attention on the life-saving work medical laboratory scientists provide in diagnosing disease and improving health outcomes.
LabsAreVital.com is an online resource for laboratory professionals and those interested in the profession worldwide. It is part of the Labs Are Vital initiative and is funded by Abbott Diagnostics Division. Content for this Web site is produced in consultation with laboratory professionals and industry experts from around the globe. Within this site, you will find:
articles from laboratory professionals describing current topics and anticipated developments within the laboratory, the hospital, the community and the realm of government policy.
management tools, including tips from human resources experts, recruitment materials and ideas on how to operate with optimal efficiency.
profiles on a range of careers that may inspire those considering the profession; as well as links to educational opportunities.
ways to join the movement and add levity through humor and music.
The site also includes descriptive material about other Labs Are Vital initiatives.
LabsAreVital.com is not intended to be commercial; therefore no Abbott products or services are represented, described or promoted within these pages.
Labs Are Vital Report
The 2008 AACC saw the launch of the Labs Are Vital Report. This Report was created to highlight the many programs and initiatives that have been implemented since the launch of Labs Are Vital in July 2006 and our professional association partnerships. From the Public Awareness Campaign and the Student Recruitment Initiative, to our Public Relations successes and Advocacy Program, Labs Are Vital is dedicated to energizing medical laboratory professionals worldwide, not just with kind thoughts but also with tangible tools and tactics.
The full, 50-page report is filled with photos, testimonials and details that illustrate some of the program's accomplishments over the past two years. Please contact us if you are interested in receiving a paper copy of the Report - or download a PDF of the Report here.