State Genomics Programs
From 2003 to 2008, CDC's Office of Public Health Genomics awarded cooperative agreements to four state health departments (Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, and Utah) to integrate genomics knowledge (e.g., genetic risk factors) and tools (e.g., family history assessments) into state chronic disease prevention programs and core public health functions. These genomics programs have focused on building infrastructure and partnerships, training the public health workforce, educating the general public, using surveillance surveys to assess genomics integration, and promoting genomics screening tools.
Other state health departments are starting public health genomics activities, including the development of educational materials and public awareness campaigns. Learn more about other state activities.
- State Genomics Plans
- New! State Public Health Genomics Resource Guide, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2010
- Genomics and Public Health Practice: Lessons from State Pilot Projects, 2008 [PDF 241.03 KB]
- Addressing the Obesity Epidemic: A Genomics Perspective. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2007
- Family history, diabetes, and other demographic and risk factors among participants of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999–2002. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2005
- Blood Pressure Sunday: introducing genomics to the community through family history. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2005
- Genomics and public health: development of Web-based training tools for increasing genomic awareness. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2005
- Utah’s Family High Risk Program: bridging the gap between genomics and public health. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2005
- Genetics for targeting disease prevention: diabetes. Primary Care, 2004
- Multiple-State Genomics Data