Category: My Family Health Portrait

Happy Thanksgiving 2020: Family and Family Health History Are As Important As Ever

a family of four eating a Thanksgiving meal

This Thanksgiving might not look the same as the ones before it, but some things haven’t changed. Even if you can’t see your loved ones in person, Thanksgiving is still a great time to talk to your family members about your family health history. Having one or more family members with a disease can mean Read More >

Posted on by Ridgely Fisk Green and Muin J Khoury, Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionLeave a commentTags

Announcing a New CDC Home for the U.S. Surgeon General’s Family Health History Tool

screenshot of the My Family Health Portrait located within the CDC PHGKB database

On Thanksgiving Day 2004, the U.S. Surgeon General launched a national public health campaign called the U.S. Surgeon General’s Family History Initiative. The campaign quickly became a yearly event to raise public awareness about the importance of family health history, and encourage all families to learn more about their health histories. The initiative also launched Read More >

Posted on by Muin J. Khoury, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Laura Lyman Rodriguez, Division of Policy, Communications and Education, National Human Genome Research InstituteLeave a commentTags , , ,