Tools and Resources

My Family Health Portrait
A free, online family health history collection tool that lets you share family health history information with relatives and assess your risk for certain conditions.

Does It Run In the Family? Online Tool
The “Does It Run in the Family?” tool gives the ‘why’ and ‘how’ behind collecting family health history information, tips for talking to family members, examples of conditions that can run in the family, and hints for health. It is customizable with personal health stories, photos, and health condition information.

Let’s Talk: Sharing Info About Your Family Cancer Risk (
An interactive tool to help you learn ways to talk about your cancer family history with your family members.

Family Health History for Patients and Families (
Information on family health history for patients and families from the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health