The Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG), CDC
Since 1997, CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) has served CDC programs, other federal agencies, state health departments, and other external partners by identifying, evaluating, and implementing evidence-based genomics practices to prevent and control the country’s leading chronic, infectious, environmental, and occupational diseases.
To find out more, please read Public Health Genomics At a Glance
OPHG provides timely and credible information for the effective and responsible translation of genome-based discoveries into public health & health care. OPHG is
- Identifying Opportunities for Genomics to Improve Health & Transform Health Care
- Fact Sheet: Evaluating Genomic Tests and Family History [PDF 139.91 KB]
- Genomic Tests and Family Health History by Level of Evidence
- Publication: Horizon scanning for translational genomic research beyond bench to bedside
- Publication: Prioritizing genomic applications for action by level of evidence: A horizon-scanning Method
- Publication: The EGAPP initiative: Lessons learned
- Informing about Evidence-based Genomic Applications to Impact Health
- Integrating Evidence-based Genomic Applications into Practice & Programs
- Fact Sheet: State Public Health Genomics Programs [PDF 1.06 MB]
- Publication: Public health action in genomics is now needed beyond newborn screening
- Publication: Implementing screening for Lynch syndrome among patients with newly diagnosed colorectal cancer: summary of a public health/clinical collaborative meeting
- Publication: Reducing the burden of disease and death from familial hypercholesterolemia: A call to Action
What is Genomics?
Genomics is the study of all the genes in a person, as well as the interactions of those genes with each other and a person's environment. All people are 99.9% identical in genetic makeup, but differences in the remaining 0.1% hold important clues about health and disease.