July 26, 2017
National Alliance for Hispanic Health Selected by NIH to Lead Hispanic Engagement in Historic All of Us Research Program
All of Us is an ambitious effort to gather data over time from 1 million or more people living in the United States, with the ultimate goal of accelerating research and improving health. Unlike research studies that are focused on a specific disease or population, All of Us will serve as a national research resource to inform thousands of studies, covering a wide variety of health conditions. Researchers will use data from the program to learn more about how individual differences in lifestyle, environment and biological makeup can influence health and disease. By taking part, people will be able to learn more about their own health and contribute to an effort that will advance the health of generations to come.
"Community partners are integral to All of Us," said Eric Dishman, director of All of Us at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). "This first-of-its-kind program seeks to include people from all walks of life, and our community partner awardees were selected to help achieve that goal."
"We're committed to ensuring that participant perspectives are considered throughout every aspect of the program," said Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., All of Us chief engagement officer. "Guaranteeing a voice to those who are typically underrepresented in medical research is step one."
"The best health outcomes for all can be achieved, but we all must be a part of the answer. All of Us is a historic opportunity to be a part of the solution and create a healthier future for ourselves and all our loved ones. You can learn more by visiting https://allofus.nih.gov," concluded Dr. Delgado.
About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (The Alliance)
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