Family history is known to be a risk factor for many common, chronic conditions such as coronary artery disease, hypertension, stroke, obesity and diabetes. This project offers individuals like you in Pennsylvania the opportunity to collect your family health history, possibly discover high-risk factors for your health and practice individualized preventive action if appropriate.
This innovative community project has been made possible by a gift from Weis Markets, in partnership with Geisinger Genomic Medicine Institute. The program will have a clear impact on our population's health, as well as lead to significant and exciting research opportunities.
If you are reuniting with your relatives during the holiday season, use this chance to collect important family health information. Aunt Dottie or Grandpa Bill may be that one special relative who knows everything about your family's history.
Use these tools to make it fun and easy
Try these family health history resources:
If you have questions or would like to speak with a MyCode team member, please e-mail JoinMyCode@geisinger.org or call (toll free) 1-855-636-0019.