NNLM Partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is pleased to announce a partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program (All of Us), part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Through this collaboration, NNLM’s Regional Medical Libraries and National Offices will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries. [press release]
This partnership is a 3-year pilot program to support All of Us. Activities in the pilot are designed to:
- Help public libraries in supporting the health information needs of their users;
- Support community engagement through public libraries for All of Us; and
- Operate the All of Us Training Center, the home for training and resources about and related to the program for consumers, health professionals, librarians, and researchers.
NNLM’s Greater Midwest Region (GMR) at the University of Iowa is the home of the All of Us Training Center and NNLM All of Us Center for Community Engagement.
What are NNLM's Activities in this Partnership?
- Our approach for community engagement is connecting Network members with public libraries to develop effective and innovative, replicable approaches to meet health information needs communities, including raising awareness of the All of Us program.
- This partnership's activities will be responsive and tailored to provide value-added services for public libraries and public library staff, such as health information credentialing, resources for programming, and funding opportunities.
- NNLM aims to leverage the local public library as a convener for local All of Us partners and stakeholders.
- The All of Us Training Center is focused on engaging program participants and other interested parties in management of their personal health data.
Want to Get Involved?
To learn more, reach out to:
- your regional medical library (RML);
- Brittney Thomas, Manager, NNLM All of Us Center for Community Engagement; or
- Amanda J. Wilson, Head, National Network Coordinating Office
About the NIH All of Us Research Program
The mission of the All of Us Research Program is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us.
The program aims to build one of the largest, most diverse datasets of its kind for health research, with one million or more volunteers nationwide who will sign up to share their information over time.
Visit https://allofus.nih.gov to learn more.