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Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Postal Address: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Phone number: 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/genomics/
Organisation Type: Other
Organisation summary: CDC.gov provides users with credible, reliable health information on: •Data and Statistics •Diseases and Conditions •Emergencies and Disasters •Environmental Health •Healthy Living •Injury, Violence and Safety •Life Stages and Populations •Travelers' Health •Workplace Safety and Health •And more… Public health genomics is a relatively new field that focuses on the effective and responsible translation of genomic research into population health benefits. Since 1997, CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) has served CDC programs, other federal agencies, state health departments, and other external partners by identifying, evaluating, and implementing evidence-based genomics practices to prevent and control the country’s leading chronic, infectious, environmental, and occupational diseases. To integrate genomics knowledge and applications responsibly and effectively into health care and disease prevention, OPHG is: •Promoting the appropriate use of evidence-based genomic tests, •Evaluating genomic tests to identify opportunities to improve health, •Building the evidence base for genomics in public health, and •Providing communication and training about public health genomics.

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Health issues, determinants and measures: Population , Risk assessment , Prevention , Analytical, Diagnostic and therapeutic Techniques and Equipment , Medicines , Health care resources , Health policy , Health Security ,
Study type / scale / state of progress / setting: Health surveillance , Evaluation research - of policy or of practice, interventions. , Data collection , Professional research ,