Beginning in 2004, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded a series of Regional Collaborative Projects throughout the United States. The aim of this funding was to develop regional solutions to address the maldistribution of genetics services and expertise across the United States. The Southeast Newborn Screening & Genetics Regional Collaborative (SERC) is a product of this initiative.
Administered at Emory University in Atlanta, SERC’s aim is in “translating research into practical health care services and systems to improve the health and quality of life of individuals with heritable disorders through collaboration and partnership”. Working throughout the Southeast United States, SERC partners with health professionals, governmental and nongovernmental institutions, as well as with patients and families to strengthen newborn screening (NBS) and genetics services in our region through targeted activities.
For additional information about HRSA and its grant opportunities, SERC’s personnel and its activities, the cooperative agreement between HRSA and Emory, or additional information, please use the links below.