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Welcome! The Heartland Regional Genetics Network is a group of genetics and newborn screening providers, researchers, industry representatives, public officials, and advocates from Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.

This website provides information and resources to professionals, families, and collaborators to facilitate communication and work within the Network. Heartland welcomes you to use the resources contained in this site and invites your participation.

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Cara Vaught is the program manager for Heartland Regional Genetics Network. She’s been with Heartland since 2019. She is a practice facilitator by training and has spent her 15+ years helping communities with quality improvement as well as education and resources around several health topics. Cara lives in Oklahoma and graduated with a Master's degree in health promotion sciences.

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Cara Vaught is the program manager for Heartland Regional Genetics Network.  She’s been with Heartland since 2019. She is a practice facilitator by training and has spent her 15+ years helping communities with quality improvement as well as education and resources around several health topics. Cara lives in Oklahoma and graduated with a Masters degree in health promotion sciences.

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December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day to promote awareness about disability issues and how to support these individuals. This year the United Nations theme is "Transformative Solutions for Inclusive Development: the Role of Innovation in Fueling an Accessible and Equitable World." The United Nations is holding a webinar on December 5, 2022 in observance of this day. Click the link for more information and/or to register for the webinar: www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-3-decembe...

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December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day to promote awareness about disability issues and how to support these individuals. This year the United Nations theme is Transformative Solutions for Inclusive Development: the Role of Innovation in Fueling an Accessible and Equitable World. The United Nations is holding a webinar on December 5, 2022 in observance of this day. Click the link for more information and/or to register for the webinar:  https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-3-december/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-idpd-3-december-2022.html

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Collecting a family health history is a key step in better understanding future health risks. Follow these four steps to get started today. You can find more information about the importance of a family health history and how to act on it on the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/genomics/famhistory/knowing_not_enough.htm

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Our Videos

We offer a collection of genetic testing related videos in Spanish and Marshallese, with and without English subtitles.  These videos educate and prepare families by providing resources to help them navigate their unique genetic testing journey. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive notifications when new videos are available.

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Cara Vaught is the program manager for Heartland Regional Genetics Network. She’s been with Heartland since 2019. She is a practice facilitator by training and has spent her 15+ years helping communities with quality improvement as well as education and resources around several health topics. Cara lives in Oklahoma and graduated with a Master's degree in health promotion sciences.

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Cara Vaught is the program manager for Heartland Regional Genetics Network.  She’s been with Heartland since 2019. She is a practice facilitator by training and has spent her 15+ years helping communities with quality improvement as well as education and resources around several health topics. Cara lives in Oklahoma and graduated with a Masters degree in health promotion sciences.

#healthpromotionsciences 
#geneticcounseling 
#genetics

December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day to promote awareness about disability issues and how to support these individuals. This year the United Nations theme is "Transformative Solutions for Inclusive Development: the Role of Innovation in Fueling an Accessible and Equitable World." The United Nations is holding a webinar on December 5, 2022 in observance of this day. Click the link for more information and/or to register for the webinar: www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-3-decembe...

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December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day to promote awareness about disability issues and how to support these individuals. This year the United Nations theme is Transformative Solutions for Inclusive Development: the Role of Innovation in Fueling an Accessible and Equitable World. The United Nations is holding a webinar on December 5, 2022 in observance of this day. Click the link for more information and/or to register for the webinar:  https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-3-december/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-idpd-3-december-2022.html

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#IDPD
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#internationaldayofpersonswithdisability

Collecting a family health history is a key step in better understanding future health risks. Follow these four steps to get started today. You can find more information about the importance of a family health history and how to act on it on the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/genomics/famhistory/knowing_not_enough.htm

#FamilyHealthHistory
#genetics
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