The Chronic Disease Genomics Program is located at the Utah Department of Health in the Bureau of Health Promotion. The program received a five-year cooperative agreement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in July 2003 to develop infrastructure and leadership capacity to integrate genomics into public health, with a focus on chronic disease. In September 2008, the Genomics Program was dissolved due to lack of funding.
The goals of the program are to:
Create an infrastructure to integrate genomics into public health practice
Develop community and public health leadership in genomics and chronic disease
Integrate genomics information into existing data collection systems
Educate public health professionals, health care providers, policymakers, and the public about the role of genomics in health
Develop and assess family history interventions
Success Stories Booklet - compilation of successful projects completed by the Genomics Program during the past 5 years.
Utah Genomics Plan - This plan is a combination of the activities the Family Health History Taskforce would like to accomplish in addition to the goals developed by the Chronic Disease Genomics Standing Committee.
Links to our partners
University-based Genomics Centers:
Other state funded projects:
Utah Department of Health links: