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Tell Us Your Story!

Have you ever collected your family health history? Here's your chance to not only learn about life-saving information for you and your family but to share your story with other Utah families.

Make a "deposit" in the Utah Health Story Bank today!

Submission Guidelines

How can I learn about my family health history?



Submission Guidelines

1. If you do NOT use the Utah Health Story Bank to submit your story, then a release form (pdf or Word format) must accompany each story submission. You must include your name and contact information with your submission.

2. Stories must describe:

  • What you did to learn about your family health history. (For example, did you use the Family Health History Toolkit? Take your grandchildren to the Family History Library? Talk about this over Thanksgiving Dinner?)

  • How your family health history has impacted you and your family. (For example, did you learn a health problem runs in your family that you never knew about? Have you made healthy choices because of it? Could something have been prevented if you would have known about your family health history sooner?)

3. Stories may be submitted in any format. Submissions WILL NOT be returned!

  • Written essay

  • Video (must be mailed or hand delivered)

  • Photos

  • Etc

4. Submit stories by mail, email, or hand delivery to the:

UDOH Genomics Program
PO Box 142106
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2106


For hand delivery, deliver to:
UDOH Genomics Program
Atten: Jenny Johnson
288 North 1460 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116


How can I learn about my family health history?



Read stories from other Utah families about how their family health history has impacted them



"Genes draw your road map, but you still chart your course...And a
genetic predisposition is just that: it is not
destiny but rather a tendency that can be encouraged or
discouraged to express itself by how we live
our lives."

New York Times
February 25, 2002