Ninety-Minute Video Educates Health Professional on the Role of Race and Genetics in Health Care

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

In 2005 and 2006, the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics, in Lutherville, Md., produced and disseminated a 90-minute television program to educate health care professionals about the role of race and genetics in health care.

Key Results

  • "Race, Genetics and Health Care: What We Know and What it Means for Your Patients," aired April 20, 2006 via VHATV, a private satellite network operated by VHA, a national alliance of health care organizations based in Irving, Texas. More than 1,000 health care providers, mostly physicians and nurses, viewed the live broadcast.

  • The coalition distributed 1,500 copies of the program on DVD and made the program available on its Web site. As of July 2007, more than 2,000 people had downloaded it.

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