The All of Us Research Program is a longitudinal research program funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) that aims to collect data (survey, Electronic Health Records (EHR), biospecimen, DNA, and data from fitness apps) from more than a million diverse individuals in the United States. The program hopes that by looking for patterns in the data, researchers may learn more about what affects peoples’ health.
One of the core values of the All of Us Research Program is the importance of enrollment of a diverse group of individuals from different races, ethnicities, age groups, and regions of the country, as well as gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, disability, and health status. Diversity among research participants is essential as it improves the chances of all populations experiencing the benefits of research advances.
NACCHO is working with the All of Us Research Program to increase the program’s visibility across different communities and ensure that everyone has a fair opportunity to learn about the program and participate. NACCHO will be holding an introductory webinar on June 20th, 2-3 pm EST, on the All of Us Research Program and how local health departments can ensure the inclusion of their communities in this research program that aims to improve the health outcomes of individuals and communities.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out at [email protected].