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Title of Collaborative Activity:

My Family Health Portrait

Description of Collaborative Activity:

My Family Health Portrait (MFHP) is a web-based tool from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the US Surgeon General’s Family History Initiative that helps individuals track their family health history. Using any computer, an Internet connection, and an up-to-date Web browser, individuals add health information to build a drawing of their family tree and a chart of their family health history while exploring disease calculators. The tool is designed to keep all data on the client side to maximize privacy using HTML, CSS, and client-side JavaScript as its principal platforms. Users interact with the tool in a browser to build family health history generating an XML data file (HL7v3 standard) that users store locally or in the cloud. Both the family tree and the chart can be printed and shared with family members and an individual’s doctor.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Resource Development

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