Who enrolls in research studies?
What will work for me?
How they decide what is the best treatment for an ill patient?
How can my doctor provide
better, customized care for me?
Are there people like me (Jain, Indian, vegetarian, etc.) in these research studies?
In promoting diversity, JSMW welcomes a partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program
JSMW is now a community partner of this historic Program to educate our membership about the importance of participation in medical research. With funding from them, JSMW will help raise awareness of All of Us among our community by participating in a communications campaign with emails, webinars, and other events to share information about the program, including how interested members can participate. All of Us aims to collect data from one million or more people that reflect the diversity of the U.S. through outreach to communities historically under-represented in biomedical research to support this Precision Medicine Initiative. Precision medicine is an emerging approach to disease treatment and prevention that considers differences in people’s lifestyles, environments, and biological make-up, including genes. In-depth research with participants with diverse health statuses and backgrounds is crucial for making precision medicine a reality. Right now, health care is often targeted to the average patient, not the individual.
Contact email@example.com to reach our JSMW representatives Pulkit Gangwal, Rahul Jain, or Pavan Zaveri for more information about the program, JSMW’s involvement and how you can get involved.
How Does the All of Us Research Program Promote Health Literacy?
The All of Us Research Program aims to build the largest, most diverse database of health information for researchers to use in their medical research. By studying data from a diverse group of people, researchers can learn more about what makes people sick or keeps them healthy. The initiative is key to advancing precision medicine, which is a branch of medical care dedicated to the customization of treatments, with medical decisions, therapies, practices, or products tailored to meet the unique needs of different individuals and communities.
If you join the All of Us Research Program by sharing your health information, the program will give you back details about your health facts. By being part of the program for a long time, you’ll have access to an ongoing record of your health. With this information, you and your health care provider can better understand your health history, which is important for diagnosing illnesses and choosing the right treatments. It will take a little time, but you may learn about your genetic risk factors for certain diseases. Knowing your risk may help you and your health care providers better prevent, prepare for, or treat those conditions. Also, by participating, you could be helping future generations have better health outcomes.
To learn more about the All of Us Research Program and see what you can learn about your health by participating, visit JoinAllofUs.org/Together.