I collected my family health history – now what?

Bring it to your healthcare provider! Your family health history information can help your healthcare provider make important decisions about your care so he can help reduce your risk for disease and manage any health conditions you have.

If you are looking for an easy way to share the information you collected with your healthcare provider, try the Healthcare Provider Card. One side of the card focuses on concerns you have about your family health history. The other side has resources for your provider on how to best use your family history information to determine your risk of getting a disease.

Even if you haven't yet collected your family health history, this card will give you a good idea of the kinds of things your doctor should be aware of. Use this card as a guide to get the ball rolling and start collecting your family health history.  Keep your own copy of this card in your own records and update it as you collect information so that you it will be as current as possible for each of your appointments.