The All of Us Research Program, a nationwide research initiative from the National Institutes of Health, launched nationally on May 6, 2018! The program’s goal is to speed up health research breakthroughs by asking one million people to share health information. In the future, researchers can use this to conduct thousands of health studies.
Several All of Us partners, including the National Library of Medicine, hosted launch parties at seven different cities across the United States and the staff from the NNLM All of Us National Program exhibited at each location! The National Library of Medicine cosponsored a family friendly community health literacy event in Kansas City, Missouri at Union Station in collaboration with the Delta Research and Educational Foundation. Learn more about the National Launch in Kansas City here.
Each location held community education fairs, hosted local speakers and activities and local artists created one of a kind community art pieces. National speakers, including Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Eric Dishman, Director of All of Us, and Dara Richardson-Heron, Chief Engagement Officer of All of Us, were broadcast live at each location and online. The goal of the launch was to educate, raise awareness, evoke trust, and encourage participation in the research program. Check out some of the highlights from each location at launch.joinallofus.com/watch.
Last fall, the All of Us Research program and the National Library of Medicine teamed up to raise awareness about the program through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)! The goals of the NNLM All of Us National Program are to help public libraries in supporting the health information needs of their users, support community engagement through public libraries for All of Us and to operate the All of Us Training & Education Center, the home for training and resources about and related to the program for consumers, health professionals, librarians, and researchers.
Here’s how you can be a part of the program!
- Partner with your local public library to host a health literacy program or apply for funding from your regional NNLM office
- Volunteer for the All of Us Journey when it is your community
- Get the word out about the All of Us National Program by downloading educational materials from our website!
For more information about how the NNLM is partnering with All of Us to support community engagement or to contact your region’s All of Us point of contact, go to our Community Engagement Website and follow us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!
Check out the All of Us Research Program website or more information on the All of Us Research Program.