Support of meetings on genetics awareness for public health practice

Increasing the public's awareness of advances in genetics and the impact of these advances on their health and health care will require collaboration and cooperation among many public and private groups to succeed. In August 1998, representatives of a variety of NIH Institutes, non-profit professional groups, and state and local health departments met in Bethesda, Maryland, to form the Genetics Awareness Coalition. The purpose of this project is to provide partial funding for two additional meetings of this group to solidify further the establishment of the Coalition and to assist the Coalition to begin to implement activities aimed to translate recent advances in genetics into personal action and public health practice.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $31,503.00

Awarded on: 11/10/1998

Time frame: 11/15/1998 - 6/30/1999

Grant Number: 35750


March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Western Washington Chapter

1904 3rd Avenue, Suite 230
Seattle, 98101-1194


Robert M. Fineman
Project Director