All of Us Celebrates Fifth Anniversary
When the All of Us Research Program launched on May 6, 2018, it did so with the singular goal of building and nurturing relationships with potential participants, community partners, researchers and advocates from around the country. People from all backgrounds joined six live-streamed community events, including on the grounds of Ford Field in Detroit, the pews of Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem and the stalls of a town-wide farmer’s market in Pasco, Wash., to learn about the promise of precision medicine.
The program was born from an aspirational idea: to realize a future of prevention, care and treatment that is tailored to the individual.
The goals of this precision health initiative may have seemed ambitious in 2018 but are now within reach as the program marches closer to enrolling 1 million people who reflect the diversity of the United States, including 80% from populations historically underrepresented in medical research—a feat few research efforts could attempt.
These participants are fueling discovery led by more than 3,700 active registered researchers conducting more than 4,300 studies.
While these are impressive accomplishments for a research program of this size and scope, there is still so much more we can achieve—but it can only be done with the help of as many participants as possible.
Join the All of Us team on NIH’s Bethesda campus May 8-12, when the program’s Journey bus (shown) will be on site. There, you can enroll in the program, answer health surveys, have biosamples (blood and urine) taken, or just learn more about All of Us. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information. You can even take the first few steps to enroll by visiting https://allofus.nih.gov/atNIH.