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Genetic Alliance Webinars offer information and discussion on a variety of topics, including hot-button issues in genetics and advocacy, public policy, and organizational development. Genetic Alliance presents a new webinar at least once a month. Visit our webinar archive for previous webinar recordings and presentations:


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Implementing Public Health Genomics in Your State: Resources from the CDC Office of Public Health Genomics

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 1-2:30 PM EDT


Speakers will introduce resources developed by the Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) that can help state and local health departments implement genomics and family health history activities. These resources include a Tier classification system that ranks genetic tests according to level of evidence, a toolkit with examples of approaches and materials used by model state programs and the newly launched Public Health Genomics Knowledge Base (PHGKB). PHGKB is an open access, web-based, searchable suite of databases developed by the Office of Public Health Genomics at CDC that includes

  • CDC Information Database
  • CDC-Authored Genomics Publication Database
  • Genomics and Health Impact Scan Database: scientific literature on evidence-based translation of genomic discoveries
  • Guideline Database: guidelines, policies and recommendations on genomic research and practice
  • Tier Table Database: genetic tests and family health history, classified by level of evidence
  • Implementation Database: state and national activities that integrate genomics into public health programs and clinical practice. Results can be filtered by state, condition and resource type (data, programs, education, policy, tools and general information).
  • Advanced Molecular Detection Clips Database: role of pathogen genomics and host-pathogen interactions in infectious disease control and prevention.
  • Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator: scientific literature on human genome epidemiology

Participants will learn how to identify which PHGKB databases best fit their state’s needs and how to search PHGKB and its component databases. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions about ways PHGKB and other OPHG resources can be improved.

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