This week, Reliant Medical Group and the University of Massachusetts Medical School host a traveling exhibit from the National Institutes of Health to raise awareness about the All of Us Research Program and the opportunity for community members to participate. The All of Us Journey will be at the YMCA Central Community Branch, 766 Main Street, Worcester on May 31 from noon to 5pm as part of a 37-week national tour. The bus will then be at Ecotarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester on June 1 from 11am-4pm.
The All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative, is an ambitious effort to gather data from 1 million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. The program is open to people both healthy and sick, from all communities. Unlike a single research study focused on a specific disease or community, All of Us will serve as a national research resource to inform thousands of studies, covering a wide range of health conditions.
“All of Us is so important to shaping the future of health in the United States,” said Dr. Larry Garber, an internist and Reliant’s Principal Investigator for the All of Us Research Program. “We’re excited to see how this research program will bring together communities throughout the United States to drive new discoveries, which may lead to earlier disease identification, more precise treatment solutions and better health outcomes in the future.”
To learn more about the program, including what it means to be a participant, please visit joinallofus.org/reliant.