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Genetic Counselor Workforce Initiatives

Genetic Counselor Workforce Working Group

The Genetic Counselor Workforce Working Group (WFWG) is an interorganizational group of genetic counselors charged with identifying barriers to growth of the genetic counselor workforce and developing recommendations for strategies to remove or overcome those barriers.  The WFWG is comprised of representatives from the following genetic counseling organizations: Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC), American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC), American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD), and National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC). 

Genetic Counselor Workforce Study

In early 2016 the WFWG commissioned Dobson l DaVanzo & Associates, LLC to conduct a workforce supply and demand study of United States-based certified genetic counselors over the next decade (2017-2026).  A publication outlining the research conducted is pending publication. The executive summary is available below:

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