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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.

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National Cancer Institute. 2016. Evidence-based cancer control programs (EBCCP). Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, multiple items.

Annotation: This online, searchable database is designed to provide program planners and public health practitioners with easy and immediate access to evidence-based cancer control interventions and program materials. Program areas include breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate cancer screening; diet and nutrition; HPV vaccination; informed decision making; obesity; physical activity; public health genomics; sun safety; survivorship/supportive care; and tobacco control.

Contact: National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20892-8322, Telephone: (800) 422-6237 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (301) 402-0555 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: NIH Pub. No. 12-7617.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Colon cancer, Decision making, Disease prevention, Evidence based medicine, Family support programs, Genomics, Human papillomavirus, Informed consent, Nutrition, Obesity, Online databases, Peer support programs, Physical activity, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Risk factors, Screening, Smoking, Sun exposure, Survivors, Tobacco use, Vaccines

Beachy SH, Johnson SG, Olson S, Berger AC, rapporteurs; Institute of Medicine, Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health. 2014. Refining processes for the co-development of genome-based therapeutics and companion diagnostic tests: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 102 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes a workshop held on February 27, 2013, in Washington, DC, to examine and discuss challenges and potential solutions for the co-development of targeted therapeutics and companion molecular tests for the prediction of drug response. Topics include perspectives from a variety of stakeholders including patients, providers, and laboratory representatives; pharmaceutical developers; and payers and regulators.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-29821-6.

Keywords: Financing, Genomics, Laboratory techniques, Pharmaceutical research, Regulations, Testing, Therapeutics

Guttmacher AE. 2012. Birth defects: The role of research. [Rockville, MD]: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 1 video (12 min., 52 sec.).

Annotation: In this video presentation, NICHD Director Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D., describes the role of research in understanding, preventing, and treating birth defects. In his talk, Dr. Guttmacher provides some basic facts about birth defects and recounts how research led to the discovery that the vitamin folic acid could reduce the chances of neural tube defects. He also describes the role of model organisms, such as the zebrafish, in understanding developmental processes as an important step in uncovering the origins of birth defects. The video concludes with an introduction to the new technologies of systems biology and chemical genomics, which promise to yield new insights leading to greater understanding of birth defects and their eventual prevention and treatment.

Contact: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847, Telephone: (800) 370-2943 Secondary Telephone: (888) 320-6942 Fax: (866) 760-5947 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Congenital abnormalities, Folic acid, Genomics, Neural tube defects, Prevention, Research

Pickett OK, DeFrancis Sun B. 2012. Genetics: Professional resource brief (upd. ed.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This brief is an electronic guide to recent resources on genetics and genomics; genetic testing, counseling, and disorders; and newborn screening. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Genetic counseling, Genetic disorders, Genetic screening, Genetic services, Genetics, Genomics, Newborn screening, Resources for professionals, Testing

Harvard Center on the Developing Child and National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. [2011]. Three core concepts in early development. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Center on the Developing Child,

Annotation: This website presents a three-part video series that depicts how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and genomics have improved our understanding of the way early experiences are built into the body and the brain. The three videos are (1) Experiences Build Brain Architecture, (2) Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry, and (3) Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development. The website also provides links to related resources.

Contact: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, 50 Church Street, Fourth Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, Telephone: (617) 496-0578 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Brain, Child health, Cognitive development, Early childhood development, Genomics, Infant development, Infant health, Research, Stress, Young children

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2010. The 2010 state public health genomics resource guide [2nd ed.]. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 80 pp.

Annotation: This guide highlights approaches and challenges by states to integrate genomics into their public health programs. The guide is divided into the following three sections: (1) Overview of Public Health Genomics Today, (2) Promising Practices in Public Health Genomics, and (3) Charting a Path in Your State. The framework features state examples and tools and resources that can be used in other states.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Genomics, Model programs, Public health programs, State health agencies, Statewide planning

Gwinn M, Bedrosian S, Ottman D, Khoury MJ, eds. 2004. Genomics and population health: United States 2003. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Genomics and Disease Prevention, 112 pp.

Annotation: This report, which is intended for public health professionals who are interested in integrating genomics into health promotion, disease prevention, and health care, includes information on what is currently relevant in the field of genomics and population health. The report presents some examples to show how public health is beginning to address three major gaps in the knowledge needed for successful translation of new research results into population health benefits. These examples include conducting genomics and population health research, developing evidence on the value of genomic information, and integrating genomic information into practice and programs. The report presents population-based data when available, describes potential applications to public health and prevention practice, and offers interpretation. A glossary and a list of authors are included.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Genomics , 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease prevention, Genetics, Genomics, Health care, Health promotion, Public health, Research

Congressional Quarterly. 2000. Issues in health policy: Selections from the CQ Researcher. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 239 pp.

Annotation: This reader is a compilation of 12 recent articles from the CQ Researcher, a weekly policy brief that brings into focus issues on the public agenda. The collection is organized into three subject areas: (1) illness, treatment and health policy (which includes chapters of Alzheimer's disease, obesity and health, childhood depression, asthma, and vaccine controversies); (2) policy in a managed-care environment (which includes chapters on patients' rights, managing managed care, and medical mistakes; and (3) the future of health policy (which includes chapters on embryo research, humane genome research, the global AIDS crisis, and computers and medicine). Each chapter includes endnotes and a bibliography. The compilation also includes credits and an index.

Contact: C Q Press, 1255 22nd Street, N.W. Suite 400, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: 1-866-4CQ-PRESS (427-7737) Secondary Telephone: (202) 729-1800 Fax: 1-800-380-3810 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-56802-633-1.

Keywords: AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, Asthma, Child health, Computers, Depression, Genomics, Health, Health policy, Immunization, Managed care, Medical errors, Obesity, Patient rights, Research, Treatment

National Library of Medicine. Genetics home reference: Your guide to understanding genetic conditions. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine,

Annotation: This website provides information about the effects of genetic variations on human health. Contents include information about genetic disorders and related genes and chromosomes and concepts and tools for understanding human genetics. Topics include health conditions, diseases, and syndromes; genes, health effects of genetic differences, and gene families; chromosomes, mitochondrial DNA, and associated health conditions; mutations, inheritance, genetic counseling, genetic testing, and genomic research; medical and genetics definitions; and links to other genetics information and organizations.

Contact: National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894, Telephone: (301) 594-5983 Secondary Telephone: (888) 346-3656 Fax: (301) 402-1384 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Consumer education, Genetic counseling, Genetic predisposition, Genetic screening, Genetics, Genomics, Research


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.