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Technical Assistance

Association of State and Territorial Chronic Disease Directors
Searching for optimal ways of integrating genetic discoveries into broad disease prevention and management strategies.

CDC National Office of Public Health Genomics
Provides information about human genetic discoveries and how they can be used to improve health and prevent disease.

Genetic Resources
National Conference of State Legislatures

Works with state legislatures across the country to address the needs of policymakers confronted with complex genetics issues.

Genetic Services Branch
Health Resources and Services Administration

Supports newborn screening and increasing professional and public knowledge of how genetic diseases affect health.

National Coalition of State Genetics Coordinators
An organization of state and territorial genetics coordinators and others who promote core public health functions as they apply to genetics.

National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center
Provides information and resources in the area of newborn screening and genetics to benefit health professionals, the public health community, consumers and government officials.

Genomics Training for the Public Health Workforce

Certificate Program in Public Health Genetics
University of Michigan School of Public Health

An academic program that provides an opportunity for future public health professionals to gain an understanding of the effects of genes on health and disease and to apply genetic information to public health practice.

Institute for Public Health Genetics
University of Washington School of Public Health & Community Medicine

An institute providing broad, multidisciplinary training for future public health professionals, facilitating research in public health genetics, and serving as a resource for continuing professional education.

Genomics Competencies:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for Public Health Professionals

Recognizing the need to define the core knowledge, skills, and abilities required for public health workers to effectively integrate genomics into public health, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) led an effort to develop genomic competencies for the public health workforce, which provide a framework for the planning and implementation of training activities.

Michigan Public Health Training Center
A center aimed at increasing the knowledge and strengthening the skills of Michigan's present and future public health workforce.

Training Opportunities
A broad list of training opportunities compiled by the CDC Office of Genomics and Disease Prevention.