Genomics and Population Health Action Collaborative
Integrating genomics at the population health level has the potential to increase our understanding of disease, improve public health, reduce health disparities, and promote genomic literacy. While many of the goals of precision medicine focus on long-term discovery efforts, current evidence for certain genomic applications suggests that many lives could be saved now if these were implemented in the recommended populations. A coordinated, collaborative effort to engage key stakeholders is needed to identify current evidence and determine best practices for widespread integration in population health programs.
The Genomics and Population Health Action Collaborative, is an ad hoc activity under the auspices of the Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies). The products of the action collaborative do not necessarily represent the views of any one organization, the Roundtable, or the National Academies and have not been subjected to the review procedures of, nor are they a report or product of, the National Academies.
Action Collaborative participants are in the process of developing resources that will provide information for those interested in building genomics-based population health programs. As components of the guide are completed, they will become available on this website.
For more information about each working group, follow the links below.
Evidence (November 2015-February 2017)