The Western States Regional Genetics Services Collaborative is a federally funded multi-state project that seeks to coordinate and increase access to genetic services among our states and territory. The participating states and territory are: Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
Our activities aim to improve the health of children with disorders detected by the newborn screening blood test, birth defects and other genetic disorders.
The project is a cooperative agreement between the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Genetic Services Branch and Hawaii Department of Health.
Collaborative Grant #H46MC24091
The Affordable Care Act is a federal statute aimed at decreasing the number of uninsured Americans and reducing the overall costs of health care. Many of its provisions significantly impact children and youth with special health care needs, a population important to the purpose of the Western States Genetic Services Collaborative. For more information about the Affordable Care Act, please click here.
For the presentation given by Meg Comeau about the Affordable Care Act and children and youth with special health care needs, click here.