Genetic Access Mapping Project
In Fall 2016, MSRGN began a new project to better understand genetic services in our region, genetics provider workforce, and the patient populations being served. To capture this information, we developed a comprehensive questionnaire for clinics. To date, MSRGN has received completed questionnaires from the majority of clinics in our region. These questionnaires have also allowed us to identify outreach clinics and telemedicine sites throughout our region, which will soon be added into our “clinic finder.” MSRGN is also currently working with clinics to create maps that will display patient zip codes. Our long term goal is to identify areas in the mountain states where there is a need for additional genetic services, increasing access to services for the patient populations we serve.