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1 Genomic Competencies For the Public Health Workforce

2 Workforce Competencies for Effective Practice of Public Health Skills Knowledge Attitudes

3 Why Genomics

4 Prevention of Disease and Disability Is a Major Goal of Public Health Current Programs Target Modifiable Lifestyle & Environmental Factors “One Size Fits All” ? Effectiveness

5 Human Genome Project Mapping & Sequencing of ALL Human Genes Understand Biological Basis of Diseases Predict Disease Susceptibility Before Symptoms Interventions Targeted to Disease Biology Pharmacotheraphy Individualized Prevention – “Individually Sized”

6 To be proactive! Technology will produce inexpensive and efficacious genomic risk tests The Future: Environmental Health evaluating relative risk to toxicants for a community The Future: Health Educators directing their focused messages to the high risk

7 Genetics Plays a Role in Most Disease (small in some, large in others) Heart Disease Cancer Stroke COPD Injury Pneumonia / Influenza Diabetes Suicide Kidney Disease Chronic Liver Disease Heart Disease Stroke Pneumonia HIV / AIDS COPD Diarrhea Perinatal Tuberculosis Trachea/bronchus/lung cancer Traffic Accidents CDC WHO

8 Why CDC ? / Why Now ? Public Health Workforce Initiative Opportunities while competencies being developed

9 Joint Effort Office of Genetics and Disease Prevention Public Health Practice Program Office Public Health Practitioners in the Field

10 Team Leaders LaboratoryLou Turner AdministrationDeborah Klein-Walker CliniciansKristine Gebbie / Mary Ellen Mortensen Health EducatorsKaren Greendale EnvironmentalistRobert Marino EpidemiologistPeter D. Rumm

11 Team Members AdministrationClinicianHealth Educator LaboratoryEnvironmentalEpidemiology Robert JonesElizabeth Tilson Karina Boehm Eric BlankSusan MetcalfRobert Teclaw Kathy PeppeAlan Gutmacher Kathleen Minor Frances Downes Luann WhiteJennifer Woodward Jean ChabutTheresa Long Kathy Vincent Katherine Kelly Elaine KruegerRobert Rolfs Joe KimbrellAndy Faucett Scott Zimmerman Harold Bengsch Richard Hopkins Vaughn UpshawSteve Hinricks Luanne Williams Tal Holmes Michele PuryearJan Friedman Bob Fineman Jesse Huang

12 CDC Support OGDP Stephen Margolis Kim Geissman Tim Baker Ruth Thornburg Betsy Gettig PHPPO Andy Faucett Joe Boone Ira Lubin Eunice Rosner Bin Chen Karen Mulawski Ana Stankovic Laurina Williams Facilitators Stephanie Bailey Morry Fiddler Kevin “Doc” Klein

13 The Process March 2000 – Team Leaders Meet August 2000 – Teams Meet and Draft 6 Sets Drafts Revised & Combined – & Conference Call March 2001 – Team Leaders Meet – Edit & Cut – Format April 2001 – Outside Review by 60+ Associates of Team Members May 2001 – Comments Combined – Team Leaders Review by June 2001 – Document Released on OGDP Web Site Team Leaders & Members Kept Involved Ownership

14 Current Design May 2001 – Team Leaders Decide Combine Similar Competencies Concentrate on Doable – 5 year plan Three Categories / Eight Lists I. All Public Health Workers II. Over-Arching for Professional Positions III. Six Specific to Specialty - Concentration

15 Working Web Site for Project Home History Staff Teams Resources Work in Progress

16 How To Use This Tool Not a “Gold” Standard Discussion Point As Position Specific Competencies Written or Reviewed

17 Three Basic for All Public Health Demonstrate basic knowledge of the role that genomics has in the development of disease Identify the limits of his/her genomic expertise Make appropriate referrals to those with more genomic expertise

18 Eight for All Professionals Apply the basic public health sciences … utilizing the genomic vocabulary … Identify ethical and medical limitations … Maintain knowledge on the development of genetic advances Identify the role of cultural, social, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors in … disease Participate in strategic policy planning … Collaborate … to solve genomic related problems Participate in the evaluation of … genomic services in public health Develop protocols to insure informed consent and.. protection

19 List For Each Specialty Leaders / Administrators – 9 Clinicians – 5 Epidemiology / Data Management – 9 Health Educators – 7 Laboratory – 7 Environmental - 6

20 Where We Go From Here! Convert competencies to curricula and then to multiple training modalities Continue to get buy-in from public health community Assist others in creating competencies Work with professional organizations to incorporate genomic competencies

21 Genomic Competencies on the Web Questions / Comments Andy Faucett


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