5152.0 Genomics (Organized jointly with Genomics)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Healthy People 2020 has added genomics as a new area for clinical and public health practice. Accomplishing these objectives requires the active participation of health professionals and the public, which entails addressing the barriers and challenges that have hindered integration of genomics thus far. Speakers in this session will present strategies to inform and address barriers to the integration of genomics. One approach is to focus on improved collection of family history, which is a cost-effective method to identify individuals at high risk of disease. There are programs to increase understanding of the importance of such information and provide tools to help in collection and use. Other projects provide resources to help catalyze the integration of genomics throughout public health by increasing the genomic literacy of the public health workforce and the public using educational strategies.
Session Objectives: Compare strategies for increasing integration of genomics into public health through addressing barriers in provider and patient populations.
Kate Reed, MPH, ScM, CGC
Susan Wozenski, JD, MPH

Effectiveness of the Family Health History Training for Texas Health Educators
Lei-Shih Chen, PhD,PT,CHES, Lei Xu, MA, Patricia Goodson, Ph.D., Amber Muenzenberger, M.S., C.H.E.S., Eunju Jung, B.A., Xueying Hu, MS and Corey Parshall
Effect of Family Context on African American Women's Use of Family Health History Tools
Tess Thompson, MPH, MPhil, Aimee S. James, PhD, MPH, MA, Joann Seo, BA, Julia Griffith, BSW, Erin Thimmesch, Melanie Baxter, ScM and Kimberly Kaphingst, ScD
A model program for educating public health professionals and the public about genomics
Monica McClain, PhD, Beverly Burke, MSW, Cynthia Ingham, RN, BSN, Mary-Frances Garber, MS, CGC, Eleanor Mulcahy, RNC, Dale Lea, RN, MPH, CGC, FAAN, Marcia Lavochkin, RN, BSN, Holly Tutko, MS, Jacquelyn Halliday, CGC, Natalie Beck, MGC, CGC, Cynthia Jackson, PhD and Caitlin Kreitman, MPH, CHES
Rebooting Family History
Deborah Smith, DNP, ARNP, Mary Quinn Griffin, PhD, RN and Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN
Health promotion through family health history at federally-funded health centers
Vaughn Edelson, Susan Foster, MSSW, MPH, Alaina Harris, MSW, MPH, Emily Jones, MPP, PhD, James O'Leary and Teresa Doksum, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Genomics Forum

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)