Increasing Use and Impact of Family Health History in Medically Underserved Populations
Family health history is a risk factor for many common chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. Knowing a patient’s family health history can aid in earlier diagnoses of genetic conditions, refine disease risk assessments, inform timing and type of preventive interventions, and motivate behavior change. Despite years of public health work promoting its use, family health history remains underutilized in clinical care, especially among medically underserved populations. This webinar will focus on challenges, needs, and approaches to increasing the use and impact of family health history in medically underserved populations, both nationally and globally.
Nadeem Qureshi, MD
Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
School of Medicine
University of Nottingham Medical School
Kimberly A. Kaphingst, ScD
Professor, Department of Communication
Director of Cancer Communication Research, Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah
Independent Advisor on Clinical Genomics Technology
Webinar will be followed by a meeting of the National Family Health History Working Group Panel. All are welcome to join.
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- Precision Public Health Network
- National Family Health History Working Group