Web-based education and national forum on race and genetics for health professionals

Increasingly, the debate about race in health care is finding its way into the mainstream press. There is a clear need for educational programs for health professionals that address changing conceptions of race in the context of genetics and genomics as they relate to biomedical research, public health, and the delivery of health care in the clinical setting. This grant supports a portion of the costs of the National Forum on Race and Genetics: What We're Learning and What it Means to Your Practice, and a Web-based instruction tool on race, genetics, and health care designed to educate health professionals. The Forum will be broadcast live online and via satellite to approximately 1,600 hospitals through the Tips-TV satellite network. The Web-based interactive program will provide approximately two hours of instruction. The project will be considered successful if it results in a well-attended conference--both on site and via the satellite broadcast, as well as increased knowledge of genetics and genomics, measured by pre-/post-knowledge tests and evaluation forms. Success will also include a substantial number of individuals and organizations that seek continuing education credits for themselves or their employees for the Web-based educational activities.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $300,000.00

Awarded on: 12/16/2004

Time frame: 1/1/2005 - 6/30/2007

Grant Number: 51150


National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics Inc.

Suite 320
2360 West Joppa Road
Lutherville, 21093-4693


Joseph D. McInerney
Project Director