OPHG achieves its core functions through the work of the following three operational sections.
Community and Policy
The Community and Policy section monitor and evaluate services and programs in clinical and public health practice. The team also communicates and engages with stakeholders to keep them informed and involved in the development of evidence-based policies.
The Screening Policy section aims to build knowledge and foster debate on emerging screening issues. It is also responsible for system-wide monitoring and coordination of screening in WA. To achieve this, the Screening Policy section works closely with established screening programs, providing policy and governance support as required.
The Service Planning section identifies and assesses unmet needs in clinical practices providing genomics services. It supports the health service providers to incorporate new knowledge, policy and genomic technology as solutions to address these needs.