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Preventing Chronic Disease | Strategies, Actions, and Outcomes of Pilot State Programs in Public Health Genomics, 2003"2008 - CDC

education  oregon  minnesota  michigan  utah  CDC  genomics  genetics  family history  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD  Public Health Practice  Health Policy  genetic predisposition to disease  public health surveillance 

State health departments in Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, and Utah explored the use of genomic information, including family health history, in chronic disease prevention programs. To support these explorations, the Office of Public Health Genomics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided cooperative agreement funds from 2003 through 2008. The 4 states’ chronic disease programs identified advocates, formed partnerships, and assessed public data; they integrated genomics into existing state plans for genetics and chronic disease prevention; they developed projects focused on prevention of asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions; and they created educational curricula and materials for health workers, policymakers, and the public. Each state’s program was different because of the need to adapt to existing culture, infrastructure, and resources, yet all were able to enhance their chronic disease prevention programs with the use of family health history, a low-tech “genomic tool.” Additional states are drawing on the experience of these 4 states to develop their own approaches.

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Closing U.S. Chemical Warfare Agent Disposal Facilities

arkansas  kentucky  colorado  oregon  maryland  alabama  indiana  utah  chemical weapons elimination  closing U.S. chemical warfare agent disposal facilities  neutralization  incineration  Johnston Atoll  closure process  closure waste  land use after facilities are closed  public participation in closure  Chemical Materials Agency  Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives  closed 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides independent oversight to the U.S. chemical weapons elimination program. This page provides information on the closure process and land use after facility closure.

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Expanding Primary Care Capacity to Treat Hepatitis C VirusInfection Through an Evidence-Based Care Model - Arizona and Utah,2012-2014

hepatitis  arizona  utah  care  evidencebased  capacity  expanding  treat  virusinfection  model 

Kiren Mitruka, MD1, Karla Thornton, MD2, Susanne Cusick3, Christina Orme3, Ann Moore4, Richard A. Manch, MD4, Terry Box, MD3, Christie Carroll2, Deborah Holtzman, PhD1, John W. Ward, MD1 (Author affiliations at end of text).

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News of Utah Medicare Fraud

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