Health Promotion in a Changing World: Preparing for the Genomics Revolution

John M. Wilkinson, Paul V. Targonski

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Abstract

All health professionals must become actively engaged in preparing for the genomics revolution. Healthy lifestyles will continue to be of utmost importance, and we must maintain a balance between health promotion activities and genomic-based tests and therapies. We must understand the specific changes likely to occur as advances in genomics are developed and applied to medicine, as well as their ethical, social, and legal implications. We must develop new, Web-based systems and new educational models to most appropriately incorporate these changes into routine practice. Finally, we must offer timely, useful advice and guidance to the public as well as to policymakers in order to maintain realistic expectations and to ensure adequate and balanced funding for health promotion initiatives and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-161
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Promotion
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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