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Last Posted: Mar 23, 2023
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Equity implications of patient-initiated recontact and follow-up in clinical genetics
MP Mackley et al, EJHG, March 23, 2023

Moving forward, as policies and practices are updated, the equity implications of a shared model of responsibility in recontact (and follow-up) must be carefully considered. As it stands, the aspirational shared model is not shared equally: patients are driving recontact in clinical genetics. As a result, there is a disconnect between the potential for recontact—if systematic—to promote equity in genetic testing and the inconsistent patient-initiated product.

Sickle Cell Data Collection Program
CDC, March 2023

This notice of funding opportunity allows recipients to gather unique data and conduct in-depth analyses to inform their sickle cell disease (SCD) efforts and to compare and contrast SCD-related health care and health outcomes across states and across population groups. Each state has a unique demographic makeup, health disparities, distinct health care policies, and challenges related to access to care; all of these factors play a large role in the outcomes and experiences of individuals with SCD.

School-Based Interventions to Increase Student COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage in Public School Populations with Low Coverage - Seattle, Washington, December 2021-June 2022.
Tarayn Fairlie et al. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report 2023 3 (11) 283-287

Vaccination decreases risk for COVID-19 illness, severe disease, and death. U.S. pediatric COVID-19 vaccination coverage remains low. Seattle Public Schools implemented a COVID-19 vaccination program through multiple community engagements. During December 2021–June 2022, completion of the primary COVID-19 vaccination series among Seattle Public Schools students aged 5–18 years increased from 56.5% to 80.3%.

Communicating risk and the landscape of cancer prevention - an exploratory study that examines perceptions of cancer-related genetic counseling and testing among African Americans and Latinos in the Midwest.
Crystal Y Lumpkins et al. Journal of community genetics 2023 3 1-13

Six focus groups were held with a pilot sample of African Americans and Latinos who self-reported to be at-risk for cancer (N?=?53). Themes that emerged included (1) the lack of knowledge about cancer-related genetic counseling and testing; (2) cancer is feared often; (3) cancer-related genetic testing was perceived as something that could help but was also perceived as unnecessary testing that exposed individuals to medical harm; and (4) benefits to test were perceived as favorable for medical personnel but not for the patient.

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