The Genetic Disease Branch (GDB) of the California Department of Health Services (DHS) works to protect and improve the health of all Californians. It runs the largest screening program in the world and sets the standard in delivering high-quality, cost-effective genetic services to all Californians. The mission of GDB is "To serve the people of California by reducing the emotional and financial burden of disability and death caused by genetic and congenital disorders."
GDB's newborn genetic and congenital disorder screening program performs nearly a million annual tests and uses computer-based analytical tests and patient information to determine the risk that a fetus or newborn will suffer a particular disease. Time is of the essence for these screening programs since treatment of affected newborns must begin immediately. GDB partnered with Delegata to provide Project Management support for this mission critical endeavor.