National Institute of Health All of Us Research Program nationwide tour seeks to add African-American, and Hispanic Participants to the Historic Biomedical Database.
The future of health begins with you. This is an opportunity to contribute to health care research and to help identify care specifics for African-Americans. The NIH is on a mission to include African-Americans and brown people to participate in the development of health care to better treat Black and brown Americans.
The National Institutes of Health All of Us Journey mobile will be stationed at the Knoxville Zoo, lower level parking lot from 10 am to 5 pm Thursday and Friday, May 19 & 20.
The current one-treatment-for-all health care system is based on one segment of Americans. In an effort to scientifically update healthcare to better treat all Americans. The NIH needs your participation to identify the healthcare needs unique to African-Americans and brown people.
The All of Us Journey Exhibit features interactive stations designed to help visitors of all ages learn about precision medicine research. However, only adults aged 18+ are able to register for the program at this time. To this day, health care is predominately a one-treatment-fits-all model. But imagine a future where your health care is tailored to your race and space. We want to make that future possible. How? Your participation will help to create a database for health scientists to identify treatment specifics beyond the one-treatment model.
The All of Us Research Program launched in 2018 and has visited more than 100 cities in over 40 states. After a two-year pause due to the pandemic, the Journey has relaunched its national mobile exhibit across the country. The mission is to engage communities that have been historically underrepresented in medical research. All of Us is inviting one million or more people to help build one of the most diverse health databases of its kind and advance precision medicine.
Several local community partners will join the Journey on stops in the region, including African-American, El Centro Hispano de East Tennessee and the National Alliance of Hispanic Health (NAHH).
ABOUT THE EVENT:
- The mobile exhibit features hands-on activities to learn more about the program, including a digital gaming hub, an augmented reality experience, and more.
COVID-19 safety guidelines:
- All staff are vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Staff and attendees are required to wear masks, social distance, sanitize hands, and complete temperature screenings and digital tracing forms.
- All surfaces are cleaned before, during, and after-event to reduce any possible contamination
MORE ABOUT THE NIH’s ALL OF US RESEARCH PROGRAM:
To date, more than 320,000 people nationwide have enrolled and completed the initial steps. More than 80% of these participants belong to communities that have been historically underrepresented in biomedical research, including 50% from racial and ethnic minority groups. Researchers will use the data participants contribute to learn how biology, lifestyle, and environment affect health. This may one day help them find more tailored ways to treat and prevent disease.