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Last Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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Emerging Opportunities for Genomics to Improve Population Health: Lessons learned from the National Academies Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health
CDC Webinar, May 22, 2024 Brand

From the website: " For nearly two decades, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health has brought together diverse voices to share in dialogue about emerging topics in genomics and precision health. Through its public workshops and proceedings of those workshops, the roundtable seeks to encourage innovation and actions that foster the wide adoption of and equitable access to the benefits of genomics and precision health. The webinar will shed light on the emerging opportunities and challenges for genomics to improve population health. The webinar participants will also discuss the role of public health at state and federal levels in fulfilling the promise of genomics and precision health for all. Specific topics relevant to public health practice will be explored."

We need to stand together on the shoulders of giants: consolidating effective approaches for translating genomics into practice with implementation science.
Stephanie Best et al. Public Health Genomics 2023 12

From the article: "Adopting a genomics learning implementation system approach would provide opportunities to bring together clinical and implementation data from observational studies and clinical trials, providing real-world evidence. These findings could be housed in the Digital Implementation Toolshed (DIT), an online bi-directional platform for resources generated from implementation science activity in genomics. The highly curated DIT (Fig. 1) would augment the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Genomics and Precision Health Weekly Update. " "

Next Generation Public Health Genomics: A Call to Assess the Equitable Implementation, Population Health Impact, and Sustainability of Precision Public Health Applications
MC Roberts et al, Public Health Genomics, December 22, 2023

From the article: "The field of Public Health Genomics recently celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary. Defined by the CDC as responsible and effective translation of genome-based knowledge and technologies for the benefit of population health, public health genomics applications have expanded beyond newborn screening to other applications poised to improve public health. Yet despite the promise and potential for public health genomics, the population health impact and sustainability of public health genomics applications has yet to be fully measured and achieved. Further access to public health genomics applications has been lower among underrepresented racial and ethnic communities, rural communities, and groups with lower education and income, deepening concerns that the field could exacerbate rather than redress health inequities. "

Digital health tools in genomics: Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion
D Assamad et al, Public Health Genomics, November 2023

From the paper: "Patient-facing digital genomic tools are increasingly being used to facilitate the delivery of genetics services including patient intake, phenotyping, education, counseling, and result reporting. A recent systematic review found that digital tools improved the workflow of genetics providers and service efficiencies. Existing data on patient experiences also demonstrate high acceptance of pre-test digital tools across various contexts, with most patients endorsing and expressing high levels of satisfaction with these tools. However, a closer examination of digital genomic tools reveals a concerning lack of consideration for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles in their design, evaluation, and implementation within health systems [ "


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.

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