In 2002, the Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) started the Family History Public Health Initiative to increase awareness of family history as an important risk factor for common chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes and to promote programs aimed at reducing the burden of these diseases.
This instruction card describes the use of the MDHHS Cancer Family History Guide guide which is designed to identify patients at increased risk for one of two hereditary cancer syndromes: Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome (HBOC) and Lynch syndrome.
Order these public health genomics resources from the MDHHS Birth Defects Prevention and Newborn Screening programs with additional information on genetic counseling and family history.
Order these great informational MDHHS cancer genomics resources including; family history fact cards, the cancer family history guide and informed consent booklet.
This initiative focuses on the importance of family history and encourages all American families to learn more about their own histories and provides a Family History Portrait Tool to track and share this information among family members.
This fact card from MDHHS promotes the sharing of your health history with your healthcare provider and family to help prevent cancer.
This fact card from MDHHS promotes the sharing of your health history with your healthcare provider and family to help prevent chronic illness.
This Cancer Family History Guide gives healthcare professionals an easy, helpful way to determine if a patient needs a referral for genetic counseling or increased screening for hereditary breast and ovarian cancers and Lynch syndrome.