Factors of Health: Genetic Counseling

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noon to 1 p.m., June 21, 2024

Juliana Williams, Tohono O’odham graduated with a M.S. in Genetic Counseling from the University of Arizona. In this webinar, Juliana will present on her capstone project “Factors of Health: Genetic Counseling” which explores the importance of understanding the role of genetic counseling in health and in Native American communities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how genetics impacts health
  • Define the role of a genetic counselor
  • Discuss the importance of genetic counseling in healthcare

Funding was made possible in part by the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council as part of the Native Center for Disabilities project. The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1,500,930 with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS. Council efforts are those of the grantee and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government. The views expressed in written materials or publications and by any speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the ADDPC or the Administration for Community Living, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.



Agnes Attakai