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Last Posted: May 24, 2023
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Screening for 3 Genetic Conditions Is Cost-effective in Younger People.
Emily Harris et al. JAMA 2023 5

One-time screening of young adults for 3 conditions—Lynch syndrome, hereditary breast and ovarian syndrome, and familial hypercholesterolemia—would likely be cost-effective compared with only testing patients deemed “high-risk” because of their family histories, according to an analysis of hypothetical cohorts of 100?000 people aged 20 to 60 years. Based on the accepted guideline that interventions priced at no more than $100?000 per quality-adjusted life-year are cost-effective, screening a 30- or 40-year-old person would be worthwhile if the test cost less than $413 or $290, respectively. Assuming a genetic test cost of $250, screening 50-year-old patients would not be cost-effective.

Who is Involved in Public Health Genetics and Genomics?
PHGW, May 2023

The public health genetics and genomics system make up many organizations and individuals that work together to deliver genetic services, including genetic testing and counseling, and ensure access to genetic services for a population. Below, you can find more information about the various roles of individuals within the public health system, as well as organizations that contribute to the system.

Future Forecasting for Research and Practice in the Public Health Translation of Genomic Discovery
Public Health Genomics, Call for Papers, May 2023

A call for a special collection highlighting the current breadth of research and practice opportunities for genomics to have a positive public health benefit. Submissions include but are not limited to the following questions: What innovations — in communications, community engagement, implementation, health care delivery, and public policy — are needed; How can we develop a sustainable workforce; How can we foster the transdisciplinary collaborations needed for translational research aiming to integrate genomics into existing public health programs/

Public Health Genetics and Genomics Week Toolkit
PHGW, May 16-20, 2023

The National Coordinating Center for the Regional Genetics Network (NCC) is proud to host Public Health Genetics and Genomics Week (PHGW)! The goal of PHGW is to increase awareness and celebrate the efforts of public health genetics and genomics. Help celebrate Public Health Genetics and Genomics Week by using our toolkit below! Find ways to promote the week by downloading a Zoom background, social media graphics, email signature banners, and much more.

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