The Western States Genetics Services Collaborative is a federally-funded, multi-state project that seeks to improve individual and family health throughout the life course. The participating states and territory are: Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Our activities aim to increase access to and reduce disparities in newborn screening and clinical genetic and genomic services for individuals with or at risk for heritable disorders.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Genetic Services Project, grant number H46MC24091-03-00, for $600,000. 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.


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Secretary’s Advisory Committee Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children Meeting on May 11 and 12

The next meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015 from 10:00am to 4:30pm Eastern time, and Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 10:00am to 2:30pm Eastern time. The meeting will be held via webinar.

The meeting will be open to the public. All participants must register in advance at The registration deadline is Monday, April 27, 2015, 11:59 PM Eastern Time. We encourage you to submit public testimony if you have an issue for the committee to consider.

For technical problems gaining access to the registration website, please email Paul Brown,

Link to Affordable Care ActOur new Affordable Care Act (ACA) website is now available! We’ve worked hard to make the website both informative and easy to understand. The website contains information about the ACA and how it affects people throughout the life course. To go to the website, click here.

We also have a text-only version of our Affordable Care Act website for those who are visually impaired. To access this site, click here.

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