What public health can do now in human genomics to save lives and improve health
This page summarizes current information on 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 includes 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. 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.
- Priorities for Public Health Genomics: 2012-2017. [PDF 5.35 MB] University of Michigan Center for Community and Public Health Genomics 2012
- Report and Recommendations from the September 7, 2012 CDC Workshop: New Strategies in Public Health Genomics Actions to Save Lives Now [ PDF 951.81 KB]. University of Michigan Center for Community and Public Health Genomics. APHA Genomics Forum
- Classification of Genomic Applications by Levels of Evidence
- 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: A Tiered Approach to Integrating Genomic Tests Into Your Practice (1/14/2013)
- 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)
- Tool Kit
- Surveillance Indicators