I was so delighted today to receive CDC's Genomics and Health Impact newsletter and read about their new “clickable map” of public health genomics implementation activities.
The map is meant to provide a “one-stop shop” for finding information about programs and potential partners that may be relevant to implementation.
For each of the cancer applications, there is a link to the state’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan (and to tribal plans, if they exist) as well as a direct link to specific goals and strategies that pertain to HBOC, Lynch syndrome, or cancer genetics in general. There is contact information for the state’s Cancer Registry, National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, if one is available. If the state’s webpage includes a directory of cancer genetic counselors, this document is included; otherwise the National Society of Genetic Counselors “Find a Genetic Counselor” feature can be used. The clickable map is meant to be a living document that will be updated on a regular basis.
What a wonderful resource to add to this discussion!
Anyone else have any tools they would like to suggest and/or promote to their colleagues?