5085.0 Genomics: Collecting and Using Family History Information for Improving Health (Sponsored Jointly with Genomics Forum)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 8:30 AM
Family history is increasingly being recognized as a critical factor in chronic disease prevention. Major national initiatives have been launched to encourage individuals to collect their family history and share the information with their providers. However, much research is needed to investigate individuals’ beliefs about family history, the understandability of current family history tools, and whether this information changes disease prevention practices
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the interface of genomics and health education. 2. Explain the need for targeted messages to educate about the importance of family health history information in disease prevention. 3. Describe strategies to facilitate dissemination of family health history

8:30 AM
Who values knowing family health history information? A survey of community health center patients
Kimberly Kaphingst, ScD, Melody S. Goodman, PhD, Sato Ashida, PhD, Meng-Ru Cheng, MSPH, Jewel Stafford and Christina Lachance, MPH
8:50 AM
Familiarity with family health history information: Associations with age, individual perceptions, and family communication
Sato Ashida, PhD, Melody S. Goodman, PhD, Jewel Stafford, Christina Lachance, MPH and Kimberly Kaphingst, ScD
9:10 AM
Family health history communication in Chinese American families
Lei Xu, MA, Lei-Shih Chen, PhD, PT, CHES and Mei Zhao, PhD
9:30 AM

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Genomics Forum, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)