GenoCommunity Think Tank: First National Meeting

Monday September 20th & Tuesday September 21st, 2010
St. Louis, Mo.

(September 20th Full Day; September 21st Half-Day)

The National Community Committee of the Prevention Research Centers and the Center for Public Health and Community Genomics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health hosted a two-day meeting,the GenoCommunity Think Tank: First National Meeting, that promoted community engagement, education, and policy development in genomics and health through the following activities:

  • shared best practices and promising practices for achieving community engagement;
  • shared information about available funding;
  • developed strategies for promoting community-based participatory genomics research in prevention research centers;
  • developed strategies for promoting genomic applications in community-local public health department practice;
  • shared information on policy issues and how to engage community members in policy development; and
  • explored a Genomics Special Interest Group within the National Community Committee.

Check out the meeting materials under First National Meeting.

Funding for this project was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through McKing Consulting Corporation, contract 200-2009-F-32675. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.