All of Us Research Program
As a supporting partner of the All of Us Research Program, NACCHO promotes the initiative's aim to create a research community of one million people who will share their unique health data. The information gathered from participants will be stored in a database so that approved researchers can access this data to explore how factors like environment, lifestyle, and genes can impact health and to develop health interventions that are unique to individuals.
To meet our goal of one million participants, we need your help! Local health departments are particularly well-positioned to spread the word about this program. Learn more about the program below and see how you can get involved.
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Fact Sheet: Precision Medicine and Public Health
The mission of the All of Us Research Program is simple: speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. To do this, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is asking one million people to lead the way to provide the types of information that can help us create individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us.
All of Us is part of NIH's Precision Medicine Initiative. Precision medicine is healthcare that is based on you as an individual. It takes into account factors like where you live, what you do, and your family health history. Precision medicine’s goal is to be able to tell people the best ways to stay healthy. If someone does get sick, precision medicine may help healthcare teams find the treatment that will work best. This initiative will help give healthcare providers the information they need to make tailored recommendations, relevant to people of different backgrounds, ages, or regions.
Program participants are asked to answer survey questions and share electronic health records (EHR), but they are always in control of how much information they want to share. Some participants may also be asked to provide blood or urine samples. The health data gathered from participants will be stored in a database. Approved researchers can access this data to explore how factors like environment, lifestyle, and genes can impact health. This may help develop new medical treatments that are unique to individuals and enable a future of precision medicine for all of us.
The below resources are downloadable and can be printed and displayed as take-away resources in your local health department's offices or posted to your health department's digital channels.
- Program Brochure (English and Spanish)
- Program FAQs (English and Spanish)
- Infographic: What is All of Us? (English and Spanish)
- Fact Sheet: Electronic Health Records (English and Spanish)
- Edugraphic: Electronic Health Records (Englishand Spanish)
- Flyer: The Future of Health Begins with You
- Flyer: How to Sign Up
- Flyer: Become Our Partner
Check back periodically for a selection of the latest news and updates about All of Us:
- All of Us Research Program Begins Beta Testing of Data Platform (May 2020)
- Gender Equality in Medical Research Fosters a Healthier Future for All of Us (February 2020)
- Fighting Unfairness in Genetic Medicine (January 2020)
- 7 ways to expand diversity in precision medicine research (January 2020)
- New All of Us Genome Center to Advance Precision Medicine (October 2019)
- Why Collaboration and Innovation Are Key to Improving Medical Research (October 2019)
- The All of Us Research Project: A Historic Effort to Sequence One Million Genomes (September 2019)
- All of Us Research Program Launches Health Care Provider Engagement Campaign (August 2019)
- Health providers play important role in All of Us enrollment (July 2019)
- All of Us caps one-year anniversary with the release of new data browser tool (May 8, 2019)
- NIH says its 1-million-person health study is off to good start (May 8, 2019)
- How The All of Us Research is Restoring Trust and Bringing A Much-Needed Diversity to Medical Research (April 11, 2019)
- Talking about the NIH All of Us Program with Dara Richardson-Heron MD (January 29, 2019)
- Building Bridges of Trust: Why Community Relationships are Vital to All of Us (November 9, 2018)
- Q&A with All of Us Research Program’s Kelly Gebo (October 30, 2018)
- Precision Communication For Precision Medicine: How NIH’s All Of Us Is Tackling Patient Recruitment (August 2, 2018)
- Diversity in health research participants is key to finding cures (June 14, 2018)
- Healthcare Data Security Key Part of NIH All of Us Program (May 9, 2018)
- Pay it forward: Join with All of Us Research Program to build a healthier future (May 7, 2018)
To learn more about the program and its progress, read more of the news and media coverage.
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