What public health can do now in human genomics to save lives and improve health
This page summarizes genomic applications that are ready to be integrated into public health practice to save lives, improve health and quality of life. The focus at this time is on three Tier I applications: Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancer Syndrome, Lynch Syndrome and Familial Hypercholesterolemia, but information about other Tier I applications will be added in the near future. The page will include information about completed and ongoing projects spearheaded by state health departments and their partners, and recommendations from evidence based groups which can be applied at the state or local level. The contents of this page will likely evolve quickly over time. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are aware of a statewide or other project not currently included which should be highlighted on this page.
- Classification of Genomic Applications by Levels of Evidence (last updated 9/27/2012)
- CDC paper: Public health action in genomics is needed now beyond newborn screening. By S Bowen et al. Public Health Genomics 2012
- New strategies in public health in genomics beyond newborn screening: a working meeting 9/17/2012 and development of an action plan (CDC Blog)
- Current priorities for public health practice in addressing the role of human genomics in improving population health. Khoury MJ et al. Am J Prev Med 2011.
Videos and Podcasts
- CDC Video: Cascade genetic screening and public health practice: an idea whose time has come (10/18/2012)
- Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: BRCA and Your Patient(10/10/2011)
- Genetic Testing for Lynch Syndrome in Colorectal Cancer (2/7/2011)
- Cascade screening for Familial Hypercholesterolemia (9/20/2010)
- Implementation meeting report
- Tool Kit
- State Implementation Activities Clickable Map
- Surveillance Indicators