What is the Western States Regional Genetics Network?
What are the Goals and Objectives of the Network?
Goal 1: Maintain and strengthen partnerships among stakeholders in the Western States Genetics Network region to collaboratively improve access to genetic services and education for medically underserved populations.
Goal 2: Improve access to and reduce disparities in access to genetic services and education to medically underserved populations.
Goal 3: Enhance health care provider and public health professionals’ ability to use genetic information for their practices.
Goal 4: Increase the capacity of states’ and territory’s public health agencies to perform newborn screening and genetics related assessment, policy, and assurance functions.
Goal 5: Disseminate products, findings, and lessons learned.
How is the Network Funded?
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 6 UH7MC30774-05-02, for $765,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
Which States are Involved in the Network?
Who Staffs the Network?
The Network is administered by the Hawaii Department of Health Genomics Section. The staff listing can be found here.