The All of Us Research Program has a simple mission. We want to speed up health research breakthroughs. To do this, we’re asking one million people to share health information. In the future, researchers can use this to conduct thousands of health studies.
The mission of the All of Us Research Program is simple. We want to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. To do this, we’re 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.
What Does This Mean?
We are creating a research community of one million people who will share their unique health data. This will include answering survey questions and sharing electronic health records (EHR). Some participants may also be asked to provide blood or urine samples. We’ll ask you to answer more questions from time to time. It’s up to you to decide how much information you want to share.
The health data we gather 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.
What Is Precision Medicine?
The All of Us Research Program is part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Precision medicine is health care 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 health care teams find the treatment that will work best. This will help give health care providers the information they need to make tailored recommendations, relevant to people of different backgrounds, ages, or regions.
What’s Possible with the All of Us Research Program?
Researchers can use this data to better understand health and disease.
Identify risk factors for certain diseases.
Join people with the right clinical studies.
Figure out which treatments work for different types of people.
Explore how technology can encourage people to take better care of their health.
The time is right because:
We have greater understanding of human genes.
More people are engaged in their health, and can track and share their data — like steps and sleep.
We have technologies that can collect and crunch huge amounts of data.
To learn more, including how you can participate – click below.