The Coordinating Council on the Clinical Laboratory Workforce (CCCLW) is a coalition of clinical laboratory organizations, governmental and regulatory agencies, and industry partners.
Recently the CCCLW held a strategic planning session led by a professional facilitator to re-focus its efforts.
Based on these seven elements of the CCCLW vision, the following four strategic action directions were identified:
"To achieve the goals outlined by CCCLW
and Labs Are Vital, it is essential for students entering the field to truly understand the ritual of professionalism, which extends beyond basic principles such as timeliness and proper dress to include a personal commitment to lifelong learning and professional development," describes Elissa Passiment, executive vice president of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.
A desire to mitigate this critical workforce shortage fueled CCCLW's two-day strategic planning session in January involving governance and staff from 14 national and regional laboratory organizations as well as from Abbott, sponsor of Labs Are Vital--the multipronged, multiyear change initiative designed to raise awareness of the contributions of laboratorians.
Many positive actions resulted from CCCLW's planning session, including the identification of a practical vision to be achieved within three years embodying seven elements:
The Coordinating Council on the Clinical Laboratory Workforce (CCCLW
) administers the program in partnership.
Joeline Davidson, administrative director, Laboratory Services, West Georgia Health System and CLIAC committee member, gave an update on the Coordinating Council for Clinical Laboratory Workforce (CCCLW
The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) convened a meeting in 2000 that led to the formation of the Coordinating Council for the Clinical Laboratory Workforce (CCCLW).
CCCLW identified an urgent need for data to better understand the scope of the shortage, as well as the future needs of the profession.
In the United States, the Coordinating Council on the Clinical Laboratory Workforce, or CCCLW
, administers the two-year MLT/CLT scholarship program, while the American Society for Clinical Pathology, or ASCP, is supporting the Emil von Behring scholarship program for four-year MT/CLS students.
The company, with the assistance of the Coordinating Council on the Clinical Laboratory Workforce (CCCLW
) announced two months ago the first 50 $1000 recipients, each seeking associate degrees in medical laboratory science.