Mountain States Genetics Foundation

Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment
Denver, CO


About Mountain States Genetics Foundation

The Mountain States Genetic Foundation is a federal government organization dedicated to improving the quality, accessibility, and utilization of genetic services by supporting state public health genetics programs and educating both lay and professional communities about the implications of genetic science for human health. The MSGF serves the general public and professionals in Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. Established in 1985, the organization has 225 members and provides referrals and genetic counseling to interested individuals and professionals. Educational materials produced by the organization include brochures, audio-visual aids, a newsletter, reports, booklets (e.g., “Newborn Screening” [a practitioner�s manual]), a directory of genetic services, and Spanish language materials.