Genetics in Primary Care

​What's New

Tookit Contains Quality Improvement Strategies for Genetics into the Medical Home
A 10-month quality improvement project testing tools and strategies to integrate genetics into the pediatric primary care setting has been completed. Best practices from the project have been compiled into a step-by-step, comprehensive toolkit. Practical strategies discussed therein will help PCPs improve genetic risk assessment, become comfortable with therapeutic modalities, and assist with the delivery of routine care for children with genetic conditions.

A Project in Review: Reflections on the Genetics in Primary Care Institute and Implications for the Future of Genetics in Pediatric Primary Care
The GPCI has focused on helping guide the pediatric primary care provider in maximizing the evaluation and diagnostic processes related to genetic risk and assisting with the prevention of common and less common disorders. This report highlights the advances that have occurred over the last 3 years in the integration of genetics into the areas of education, training, and practice improvement. 
Wanted: Nominations for Excellent Care Coordination Practices
Do you know individuals and/or clinics/programs that demonstrate exemplary practices related to coordinating care for children with genetic conditions, particularly complex conditions, and their families? Please fill out the attached nomination form, in (Word), (PDF) or you may complete the information electronically via an online survey.

Genetic Literacy in Primary Care: Manuscripts in Pediatrics
Genetic Literacy in Primary Care Colloquium is an initiative of the Genetic in Primary Care Institute (GPCI) and convened thought leaders on key elements of genetic literacy for primary care practice. Manuscripts generated from the colloquium are published as a supplement to Pediatrics and provide context for delivery of genetic related services in daily pediatric primary care practice, along the spectrum of prevention, diagnosis, and management.

Electronic Family History Tool for Pediatric Providers Now Available
The Family History Tool helps primary care providers translate family history data for use in clinical care, engages the family as an active participant, and provides a personalized clinical encounter with clinical decision support. Learn more about the FREE tool in our Family Health History Tool Demo presentation.

AAP Guide for Families of Children with Down Syndrome
In collaboration with families, Down syndrome clinics, and doctors around the world, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed a special guide to help parents and families of children with Down syndrome.

PediaGene Mobile App Helps PCPs at the Point of Care
Based on the AAP Handbook Medical Genetics in Pediatric Practice, this app is available via both iOS and Android.

Calling All Nurse Practitioners: New CE Course in Genetics for Everyday Patient Care
The new online CE course on PNPSourCE: Adoption of Genetic Medicine into Pediatric Primary Care Practice is for you. Participants will identify tools and strategies to use to improve identification and management of patients with genetic conditions in the medical home. Participants will also learn how to capture a meaningful family history – the first genetic test – and use it to improve the identification of genetic red flags. This course, a collaboration between NAPNAP and the AAP Genetics in Primary Care Institute, was archived from a live presentation at the NAPNAP 2014 Annual Conference.  It is available at no charge, and is accredited for 1.00 NAPNAP CE contact hours

A Note from GPCI

Updates From Our Partners:
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) presents a new online educational resource: Family History for Cancer Risk Assessment, Testing and Management. 

The program helps health care providers improve their cancer risk assessment and prevention practice through targeted family history and screening. Highlights included
application of new USPSTF guidelines for patients with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer, interactive web cases, downloadable point-of-care tools, and free CME!
Genetic Alliance is thrilled to announce the launch of its newest public resource, Genes In Life was created to help make a positive difference in the way patients and families approach health. Providers can feel confident referring patients to this site for comprehensive information that starts with basic genetic science and progresses to topics such as testing and services, how and why to collect a family health history, and how to participate in research. The information provided is designed to be easy to understand and apply and, therefore, more powerful in the hands of the patient.
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