Genetics is a rapidly growing area in health care. While still very important in the diagnosis and management of birth defects and rare disorders, genetics is also a factor in many common conditions. Every day, more is learned about the role genetics plays in diseases like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
The Wisconsin Statewide Genetics Program strives to make sure Wisconsin families and health care providers are aware of and have access to the genetic services available in the state. To learn more about genetic services in Wisconsin, including how to locate medical genetics providers, visit the Wisconsin Genetics website. The Statewide Genetics Program also works with several other public health programs to make sure important genetic information is appropriately available.
Wisconsin has five Regional Centers for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs that can help families get answers, find services, and connect with community resources. Their services are free and private.