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Last Posted: Dec 30, 2022
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Increasing Use and Impact of Family Health History in Medically Underserved Populations: Work in Progress
G Wood et al, CDC Blog Post, December 20, 2022 Brand

Despite years of public health efforts, family health history remains underutilized in clinical care, especially among people who are medically underserved. To address these issues, CDC’s Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health hosted a webinar on November 14, 2022, in conjunction with National Family Health History Day (Thanksgiving). The speakers called for better informed, systematic, and tailored efforts to address inequities in clinical use of FHH

Public Health Genomics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Happy 25th Anniversary!
MJ Khoury, CDC Blog Post. December 12, 2022 Brand

In 1997, in response to the Human Genome Project, the CDC formed the Office of Genetics and Disease Prevention, now called the Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health (OGPPH). This was the beginning of the public health genomics movement in the United States and around the world. Our office continues to serve CDC programs, other federal agencies, state health departments, and other external partners by identifying, evaluating, and implementing evidence-based genomics applications to prevent and control the country’s leading chronic, infectious, environmental, and occupational diseases.

Data science and health economics in precision public health
MA Talias et al, Frontiers in Public Health, December, 2022

Theory, methods, and models from AI and data science are already changing the public health landscape in community settings and have shown promising results in multiple applications in public health, including geocoding health data, digital public health, predictive modeling and decision support, and mobile health. Overall, Precision Public Health utilizes tools and methods to extract health and non-health data at different levels of granularity, harmonize and integrate information about populations and communities to tailor cost-effective interventions for specific population groups, improving people's health.

Priorities for successful use of artificial intelligence by public health organizations: a literature review.
Fisher Stacey et al. BMC public health 2022 11 (1) 2146

Six key priorities for successful use of AI technologies by public health organizations are discussed: 1) Contemporary data governance; 2) Investment in modernized data and analytic infrastructure and procedures; 3) Addressing the skills gap in the workforce; 4) Development of strategic collaborative partnerships; 5) Use of good AI practices for transparency and reproducibility, and; 6) Explicit consideration of equity and bias.

Disclaimer: Articles listed in the Public Health Genomics and Precision Health Knowledge Base are selected by the CDC Office of Public Health Genomics to provide current awareness of the literature and news. Inclusion in the update does not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nor does it imply endorsement of the article's methods or findings. CDC and DHHS assume no responsibility for the factual accuracy of the items presented. The selection, omission, or content of items does not imply any endorsement or other position taken by CDC or DHHS. Opinion, findings and conclusions expressed by the original authors of items included in the update, or persons quoted therein, are strictly their own and are in no way meant to represent the opinion or views of CDC or DHHS. References to publications, news sources, and non-CDC Websites are provided solely for informational purposes and do not imply endorsement by CDC or DHHS.