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10/8/2013

AUCD Webinar: Southeast Regional Consortium and AUCD Presents! Genetic Factors Contributing to Disability

Submitted by:Tyler Reimschisel MD, LEND Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, TN
Source: Southeast Regional Consortium and Tyler Reimschisel, MD

This 60 minute webinar begins with a brief overview of the recent history of genetic and genomic medicine, with special emphasis on the rapid pace with which discoveries have been made in this burgeoning field. A significant portion of the broadcast is devoted to a discussion of the most common genetic tests that can be utilized in the evaluation of individuals with developmental disabilities.

 
 

10/8/2013

GeneReviews

GeneReviews are expert-authored, peer-reviewed disease descriptions presented in a standardized format and focused on clinically relevant and medically actionable information on the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients and families with specific inherited conditions.

 
 

10/8/2013

GPCI Webinar: Family History in Primary Care

Submitted by:Joann Bodurtha, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACMG, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
Source: Genetics in Primary Care Institute

Webinar Learning Objectives 1. Identify the utility of an evolving family history in the era of genomic medicine 2. Establish the capacity to use genetic information to tier patient risk 3. Formulate and utilize focused, problem-based family history questions and establish a system for creating a comprehensive family history 4. Apply various strategies in patient/family communication

 
 

10/8/2013

National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG)

NCHPEG is an "organization of organizations" committed to a national effort to promote health professional education and access to information about advances in human genetics. NCHPEG members are an interdisciplinary group of leaders from more than 50 diverse health professional organizations, consumer and volunteer groups, government agencies, private industry, managed care organizations, and genetics professional societies.

 
 

10/8/2013

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)

An online catalog of human genes and genetic disorders.

 
 

8/22/2013

Combating Autism Act Initiative (CAAI)

Read about the Combating Autism Act Initiative (CAAI).

 
 

7/28/2013

CDC Autism Website

This website is from the CDC. The CDC works to find out how many children have ASDs, discover risk factors and raise awareness of the signs.

 
 

7/25/2013

HRSA Combating Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Website

HRSA's website on Autism and other developmental disabilities. Find information on the Combating Autism Act, autism and funded activities.

 
 

1/25/2013

CAAI 2013: Putting the Pieces Together: Improving Access, Quality, and Integration Through CAAI

Find information from the latest CAAI meeting here. The 2013 CAAI Meeting brought together individuals from the training, research, and state programs funded by HRSA/MCHB's Combating Autism Act Initiative, as well as partner organizations and supporters. Directors and key faculty from each of the CAAI grants (DBP, LEND, States, and Research) were all in attendance.

 
 

1/20/2013

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC)

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) coordinates all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concerning autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

 
 

12/9/2012

Alameda County Building Blocks Collaborative

The Building Blocks Collaborative (BBC) is a health equity initiative of Alameda County Public Health Department, using the Life Course Perspective as its theoretical framework.

 
 

12/9/2012

Contra Costa Health Services: Building Economic Security Today (BEST)

Building Economic Security Today (BEST) is an asset development pilot project that utilizes innovative strategies to reduce inequities in health outcomes for low-income Contra Costa families by improving their financial security and stability, for this and future generations.

 
 

12/9/2012

Health-Wealth Connection Collaborative of the East Bay (HWCC)

The (HWCC) is a cross-sector coalition of economic justice and public health organizations in the Bay Area, primarily Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

 
 

11/29/2012

Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: Key Issues to Consider from the Kaiser Family Foundation

Many states are already on the path to implementing managed long-term service and support programs, and many more will consider implementation in the coming months and years. This brief provides important considerations for states as they move forward.

 
 

8/26/2012

Healthcare.gov

The primary source of health insurance coverage information for consumers

Sign up for email updates, find FAQs, get linked to your state's Marketplace, and sign up for coverage starting October 1, 2013.

 
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