A free workshop on how to create a personal health history will be held Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Southern University.

Southern's Family and Human Development Unit will host the event from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the SU Ag Center, 181 B.A. Little Drive.

The workshop will show people how to create a health journal that can be used to keep track of their health history and that of their family, including illnesses, medications, treatments and any past medical procedures. This information is often asked for by medical professionals when being admitted to the emergency room or seeing a doctor for the first time.

Topics to be covered include:

• Knowing Your Family Medical History

• How to Get The Most from Your Doctor’s Visit

• What’s a Power of Attorney

• What’s a Living Will

• Eating Healthy at Every Age

• Harmful Effects of Tobacco

• USDA Rural Housing Repair Program

The event is free, but preregistration is required by Wednesday, Oct. 18. To request a registration form or to preregister, email milissia_jbaptiste@suagcenter.com or delores_johnson@suagcenter.com or call (225) 771-2583 or (225) 771-3704.