Information for Families
Family health history is a collection of information about
diseases that run in your family, as well as information
about the lifestyle (e.g., eating habits, activities, etc.)
and environment that your family shares. Knowing about
diseases that run in your family can help you make healthy
choices to prevent or lower your disease risk.
Your family’s health history is just one part of the
overall history of your family. Gathering information about
your family health history also presents a valuable
opportunity for you to share your heritage and culture with
your relatives and future generations.
This section provides tips, tools and resources that will
help you talk with your relatives to collect and record your
family’s health history information. This section also
provides simple tips and tools that will help you share this
information with doctors to improve your health and reduce
your disease risk.