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The Genomics Forum of APHA is a dynamic, interdisciplinary group of individuals who realize the growing influence of genetics and genomics on everyday life in America. Our aim is that this influence contributes meaningfully to the public health vision of health for all.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Genomics Forum Highlights:

PUBLIC HEALTH GENOMICS IN PRACTICE: State Strategies for Preventing Heritable Cancer and Cardiovascular Syndromes A webinar presented by the APHA Genomics Forum and Genetic Alliance. Check back soon for the archived version.

Our Policy Committee's policy statement on cancer genomics was accepted by APHA at the most recent annual meeting. See here for the press release.

Genetic Alliance has launched GenesInLife.org, your one-stop source for information on health and genetics services. Genes In Life covers everything from genetic testing to participating in research.  You can learn about topics like, how your genes can affect your health, how and why to collect a family health history, and how to navigate the different types of genetic specialists. Interactive content allows you to ask your own questions to experts in the field and engage in discussion on blog posts that focus on ways you can use genetics as a tool to improve your health. Visit the site in August and September for a special series on family health history. Genes in Life was created by Genetic Alliance, a nonprofit organization, with funding from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration.

The CDC Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG)  has launched a clickable map about public health approaches to the three Tier I applications (Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancer, Lynch Syndrome and Familial Hypercholesterolemia). There is also a blog about this map. The OPHG would like to keep this map up to date so if you have updated information about programs in any of the states please e-mail genetics@cdc.gov.

Read the newly issued reports on Priorities for Public Health Genomics 2012-2017 and New Strategies in Public Health Genomics: Actions to Save Lives Now

We are excited to announce our new newsletter, The Genomic Connection. To see archived copies click here. 

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