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Strategic Plan (2016-2018)

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s (AACC) ambitious 2016-2018 Strategic Plan charts a course toward realizing the association’s vision and mission, with strategies to actively engage the full scope of professionals in today’s laboratory medicine environment.

AACC’s Vision

Better health and healthcare through laboratory medicine.

AACC’s Mission

AACC provides global leadership in advancing the practice and profession of clinical laboratory science and medicine.

Strategic Principles

Laboratory medicine is rapidly evolving as a result of biomedical discoveries, innovations in technology, and the changing healthcare environment. The shift toward outcomes-based payment models has already begun and laboratory medicine professionals are a critical component in the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. With an ever-growing array of new diagnostic discoveries and technologies, individuals with deep and specialized knowledge of laboratory tests are crucial to ensuring the right testing paradigm is applied and the results interpreted accurately.

As the premier association for laboratory medicine professionals, AACC is the home of cutting-edge research and comprehensive education in the field. AACC is the only place that brings together all clinical laboratory professionals, providing opportunities to network with others having similar or complementary interests and to nurture valuable collaborations. In representing laboratory medicine to policymakers and other stakeholders, AACC strives to enhance general awareness and understanding of the unique expertise its members bring to the healthcare team and to pursue policies that enhance the ability of laboratory medicine professionals to thrive and improve patient care.

AACC relies on the energetic engagement of its members to advance the association’s strategic priorities. There are many opportunities to get involved. Volunteer today to be part of AACC’s exciting work to help take laboratory medicine into the future.

2016-2018 Strategic Priorities

Goal Area 1: Member Community

Provide a meaningful and rich member experience in which laboratory medicine professionals can network, collaborate, and connect to the larger laboratory medicine community

Goal Area 2: Science & Innovation

Advance new knowledge in laboratory medicine and its application to healthcare to improve patient outcomes

Goal Area 3: Content & Education

Provide contemporary and cutting-edge information to enhance knowledge in the field of laboratory medicine for the advancement of patient care and improved health outcomes

Goal Area 4: Advocacy & Influence

Enhance awareness of the value of laboratory medicine and of the unique knowledge of clinical laboratory experts, and advocate for policies that affect the field and improve the professional lives of AACC members

Goal Area 5: Resources & Capacity

Strengthen and expand the association’s financial resources to ensure continued vitality and growth and ensure its infrastructure and governance align with its goals