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Community Centered Family Health History. Collaboration Across Communities

How Do You Make Research Community-Specific and Universally-Relevant?

Genetic Alliance Monograph Series, Vol. 4

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ISBN-13: 978-0-9821622-2-4

Evaluation of family health history represents a first step in identifying genetic contributors to health and can serve as an important basis for improving healthcare and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. Though family health history tools abound, neither the premise that they will make a difference in health outcomes nor the analysis of their usefulness along a medical-nonmedical continuum has been validated in a systematic, evidence-based study as measured by changed behavior leading to better personal health. The fundamental purpose of this project was to create and evaluate a customizable, nonmedical family health history toolkit (Does It Run In the Family?), informed by oral history and folklore traditions.

This publication was made possible by a cooperative agreement with the Genetic Services Branch of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.

Copyright © 2010, Genetic Alliance.

All Genetic Alliance content, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Bookshelf ID: NBK115444PMID: 23304743


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