Website: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Genetics in Primary Care Institute

November 12, 2013

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In 2011, a 3-year cooperative agreement was established between HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau and and AAP. This created the Genetics in Primary Care Institute.

The mission of the Genetics in Primary Care Institute (GPCI) is to increase primary care provider (PCP) knowledge and skills in providing genetic-based services. The Institute is grounded in the following values:

  • Comprehension of basic genetic principles
  • Collection and utilization of family history information
  • Engaging patients/families as active partners in care
  • Development of partnerships with genetic experts within a community
  • Enhancing education regarding new and emerging technologies and tests
  • Thoughtful consideration of ethical implications regarding genetics-related issues
  • Integration of genetic medicine into health information technology

A few relevant resources include: