Public Health Genomics In Practice: State Strategies

10/27/2014 12:00 AM

It is estimated that 2 million people in the United States are affected by hereditary breast/ovarian cancer (HBOC), Lynch syndrome and familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), yet only a fraction are aware of their risk status. While evidence-based screening recommendations are available for these conditions, individuals and families have generally been served on a case-by-case basis by clinicians. An integrated public health approach can contribute substantially to the identification of individuals at risk for these disorders.Objective: This webinar will describe the role of public health agencies and their partners in implementing effective programs that address HBOC, Lynch Syndrome and FH at the population level. The experience of five states will be highlighted, including descriptions of their programs and funding strategies.