Public Health Genomics In Practice: State Strategies

Public Health Genomics In Practice: State Strategies




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Public Health Genomics In Practice: State Strategies for Preventing Heritable Cancer and Cardiovascular Syndromes

Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A webinar presented by the APHA Genomics Forum and Genetic Alliance

Background: It is estimated that 2 million people in the United States are affected by hereditary breast/ovarian cancer (HBOC), Lynch syndrome and familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), yet only a fraction are aware of their risk status. While evidence-based screening recommendations are available for these conditions, individuals and families have generally been served on a case-by-case basis by clinicians. An integrated public health approach can contribute substantially to the identification of individuals at risk for these disorders.Objective: This webinar will describe the role of public health agencies and their partners in implementing effective programs that address HBOC, Lynch Syndrome and FH at the population level. The experience of five states will be highlighted, including descriptions of their programs and funding strategies.Audience: Public health and other healthcare professionals involved in genetics or chronic disease prevention are encouraged to participate in this webinar.

Agenda:

1. Introduction by Muin Khoury, MD, Ph.D., Director, Office of Public Health Genomics, CDC (OPHG)

2. Video featuring the Michigan experience, produced by the Genetic Alliance and OPHG

3. Panel highlighting four state programs:
Muin Khoury, MD, Ph.D., Director, Office of Public Health Genomics, CDC (OPHG)
Summer Cox, MPH, Oregon Genetics Program Coordinator
Beverly Burke, MSW, Coordinator, Genomics Office, Connecticut Department of Health
Debra Lochner Doyle, MS, LCGC, Washington State Genetics Coordinator
Jan Lowery, Ph.D., MPH, Ass’t Professor, University of Colorado School of Public Health

4. Questions and Comments Session

Debra Duquette, MS, CGC., Genomics Coordinator, Michigan Department of Community Health

Moderator: James O’Leary, Chief Innovation Officer, Genetic Alliance

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