Individualizing Medicine One Family at a Time
Interested in keeping track of your own health history and that of your family? This easy-to-use form (.pdf) will let you enter your family health history and make changes when needed.
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 in PA the opportunity to collect their family health history which may allow discovery of high-risk factors and allow individualized preventive action.
A gift from Weis Markets in partnership with Geisinger Genomic Medicine Institute research offers this exciting, innovative community effort that will have a clear impact on our population health and lead to research opportunities. Activities including interactive educational tools to explain the importance of family history in prevention, guides to enable family history collection, tools to discuss family history with healthcare providers, opportunities for online, telephone and in-person review of your family history by a genetic counselor, and the option to engage in local research addressing family health history and health risks.
Our Family Health Portrait: An Activity For The Whole Family
If you are reuniting with your relatives this holiday season, use this chance to collect some important family health information. Aunt Dottie or Grandpa Bill may be that one special relative who knows everything about your family's history. Use this Family Health Portrait Activity Pack (.pdf) to collect this information as part of a fun family project.
Here's a Quick-Start Tool (.pdf) for collecting your family health history - you can use it in conjunction with our family health history collection guide, or by itself.
Do you have questions about your family history? To ask about your family history:
570-214-6065 for a Genetic Counselor
Click for family health history resources.
Heathcare Provider Card (.pdf)