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    Public Health Genomics Program

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    O u r  V i s i o n 

    Improved health outcomes and enhanced
    quality of life for the people of
    Michigan through appropriate use of genetic
    information, technology and services 


    The Genomics and Genetic Disorders Section provides assessment, policy development, and assurance related to newborn screening, birth defects, genetic disorders, and the use of genomics* in public health programs. Our mission is to: 

    • Facilitate early identification and treatment of individuals with birth defects, heritable disorders and genetic susceptibilities throughout the lifecycle; 
    • Coordinate educational activities that increase genetic literacy; and  
    • Foster collaboration to integrate advances in genomic science throughout public health and other systems of care 

    The Section is responsible for implementing the State Genetics Plan in collaboration with local, state and national partners. It also conducts newborn screening follow-up and provides support for a statewide network of genetic diagnosis and counseling services. The Genetics Resource Center includes directories of genetic service providers, state genetic support groups, and event calendar along with information on birth defects prevention, resources for families, and the role of family history in complex chronic diseases. 




    Winter 2014 - MDCH Genomics featured in three public health genomics video tools and resources. 
            Please visit 

    What's New? 
    Guidelines for Universal Pediatric Lipid Screening: Pros and Cons and the Real World (presentation by Monica Goble, MD)
    Pediatric Hyperlipidemia: Why the New AAP Guidelines Rock (presentation by James Loker, MD, Bronson Childrens Hospital)
    Enhancing Breast Cancer Genomics Best Practices and Policies in the State of Michigan, 2011-2014
    Critical Congenital Heart Disease - Michigan Newborn Screening Demonstration Program
    CDC Awards Programmatic Funding to Support Breast Cancer Genomics 
    MHSAA Student-Athlete Physical Exam Form 
    Cancer Family History Guide 
    Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young (SCDY) Surveillance and Prevention Project 
    Michigan BioTrust for Health   

    Read more about… 

    Cancer Genomics Epidemiology in Michigan 
    Too Young to Die - An Update on the Impact of Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young in Michigan 1999 - 2011 06/19/2012 

    Birth Defects Prevention and Follow-up (pdf

    Folic Acid Outreach/Multivitamin Distribution (pdf)


    Genetics to Genomics Curriculum for Teachers

    Michigan Cancer Genetics Alliance 

    Region 4 Genetics Collaborative 


     See publications and presentations… 

     View documents and resource materials: 


    Babies with Birth Defects: Referral Guide for Michigan Hospitals 

    Informed Consent for Genetic Testing 

    Birth Defects and Genetic Conditions: Resources for Michigan Families and Professionals ( Toolkit) 

    Look and Feel Your Best
    with Folic Acid

    Birth Defects Prevention Month 2013 

    Michigan Genetic Counseling Services 

    Family History and Your
    Health Newsletters

    Michigan Monitor Summer 2007 
    (Birth Defects Newsletter) 

    Family History Fact Cards 

    Preventing Birth Defects 

    Family History Poster 

    Resources for Families of Infants and Toddlers with Special Health Needs 

    Genetic Syndrome Fact Sheets 

    Special Care for Special Kids:
    Guide for Michigan Families

    Genetics and Young Children
    with Hearing Loss

    State Genetics Plan Executive Summary 

    Guide to Genetics Referral 


    Michigan Monitor Winter 2013 
    (Birth Defects Newsletter

    Teens with Diabetes Fact Card 

    National Links   

    2010 State Public Health Genomics Resource Guide 
    Multiple-State Genomics Data 

    Order materials 

    Contact us: 
    Genetics Information Line 1-866-852-1247

    Genomics and Genetic Disorders Section
    Lifecourse Epidemiology and Genomics Division 
    P.O. Box 30195
    201 Townsend Street, CV 4th floor
    Lansing, Michigan  48909-30195 

    Staff Directory  

    *The word GENOMICS refers to the functions and interactions of all the genes in the genome, including the interaction with environmental factors.  GENETICS is the science of heredity and the study of single genes in the genome. 

    Last updated 01/13

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