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Family Health History for Healthcare Professionals

Family health history is a record of the diseases and health conditions in your family. Knowing the health history of your family members can help you and your healthcare providers determine how to manage your health and the health of your family. 

Family Health History Group

The Family Health History Group connects stakeholders, researchers, and thought leaders to share learning, understand barriers in depth, and discuss issues and potential solutions related to the collection of family health history information. Multi-disciplinary, volunteer members come from government, industry, health care, research, advocacy and policy backgrounds, and represent many countries. Members meet regularly by teleconference. Contact: donna.messersmith@nih.gov.

Family Health History Group Members

  • Family Health History Group

    The Family Health History Group connects stakeholders, researchers, and thought leaders to share learning, understand barriers in depth, and discuss issues and potential solutions related to the collection of family health history information. Multi-disciplinary, volunteer members come from government, industry, health care, research, advocacy and policy backgrounds, and represent many countries. Members meet regularly by teleconference. Contact: donna.messersmith@nih.gov.

    Family Health History Group Members

Tools

My Family Health Portrait (MFHP) - This web-based tool creates a family pedigree with health information for patients and their providers to identify patterns of inheritance and identify risk factors.

  • Tools

    My Family Health Portrait (MFHP) - This web-based tool creates a family pedigree with health information for patients and their providers to identify patterns of inheritance and identify risk factors.

Case Studies

Mitochondrial DNA mutation A1555G and aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss and deafness
Type of Case Study: Gene-Based Intervention for Aminoglycoside Sensitivity Pharmacogenomics/Family History.

In collaboration with American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
 

Utilizing family history to identify Lynch Syndrome
Type of Case Study: Family History

In collaboration with the National Cancer Institute

Last updated: October 5, 2020