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The Surgeon General's Family Health History Initiative

To help focus attention on the importance of family history, the Surgeon General, in cooperation with other agencies with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has launched a national public health campaign, called the Surgeon General's Family History Initiative, to encourage all American families to learn more about their family health history.

About the Family Health History Initiative

Learn about the Surgeon General's Family Health History Initiative

Before You Start

Find tips to help you begin gathering information about your family's health history.

My Family Health History Portrait Tool

Find out about this web-based tool to help you organize and print your family history information.
Content created by Office of the Surgeon General
Content last reviewed on March 29, 2016