Ambitious effort to enroll 1 million people to accelerate research and improve health
Lindsay, OK - “South Central Medical Center is so excited and proud to be a part of this program with the National Institutes of Health and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. This is a fantastic opportunity for the residents of rural southern Oklahoma to have an impact on the future of healthcare for today and for years to come,” said Lacy Curry, South Central Medical & Resource Center CEO.
South Central Medical & Resource Center announced its partnership with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health to host the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on exhibit that raises awareness about the All of Us Research Program. All of Us is an unprecedented effort to gather genetic, biological, environmental, health and lifestyle data from 1 million or more volunteer participants living in the United States. The program’s ultimate goal is to accelerate research and improve health.
“We are bringing the All of Us Research Program directly to people all across the country to continue our work to increase the inclusion of all communities in clinical and biomedical research. Through the Journey traveling exhibit we will increase the participation of diverse communities in All of Us to help build the foundation for a new era of health care where medicine is tailored to each person,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.
All of Us seeks to transform the relationship between researchers and participants, bringing them together as partners to inform the program’s directions, goals and responsible return of research information. One of those partners is the National Alliance for Hispanic Health who through their Todos Juntos effort is partnering with organizations across the country, including the South Central Medical & Resource Center, to provide information on All of Us and demonstrate the central role Hispanic communities must play to usher in the future of health.
All of Us aims to reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. to help ensure that each community is included in studies that lead to improved health for future generations. Participants will be able to access their own health information, summary data about the entire participant community and information about studies and findings that come from All of Us.
Lindsay’s community can visit the All of Us Journey from February 11th to the 15th at South Central Medical & Resource Center (216 South Main Street in Lindsay, OK 73052). To learn more about the program, please visit JoinAllofUs.org/juntos.
Edgar Gil Rico, National Alliance for Hispanic Health – firstname.lastname@example.org