National Health Genomics Policy Framework 2018–2021

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National Health Genomics Policy Framework 2018–2021

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Publication date: 
27 November 2017
Publication type: 
Strategy or framework
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

The National Health Genomics Policy Framework is a blueprint to embed genomics in the Australian health system.

The purpose of the framework is to:

  • establish a high-level policy document to guide government activity across public genomics policy
  • help mainstream genomic services to deliver better health outcomes
  • raise ethical, legal and social issues to do with genomics
  • ensure policy-makers consider ethical, legal and social issues when developing or implementing public policy and research
  • provide national leadership for embedding genomics in the Australian health system.

The framework outlines 5 strategic priorities and identifies priority action areas for each.