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NIH’s All of Us Research Program Continues Nationwide Journey Tour

Enrolling Diverse Participants for Historic Biomedical Database 

WHATThe National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey mobile exhibit 
WHERE: Las Cruces City Hall (700 N Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001)
WHEN: Monday, 2/6 to Friday, 2/10, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. MT
The All of Us Research Program’s Journey mobile exhibit is traveling across the country 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.
Since the program launched in 2018, the Journey 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 tour. Several local community partners will join the Journey on stops in the region, including the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, and the Las Cruces Health Department.
In New Mexico, the Journey will be available to educate and register new participants for the program. Participants will be able to take health surveys and provide bio samples, such as a blood sample, as part of joining the program. With more enrollment and representation from area residents, researchers can help better address health issues that are prevalent in the community. To learn more visit joinallofus.org.
ABOUT THE EVENT:
  • All of Us tour managers will be available for interviews at the event or before the event via Zoom or phone.
  • Journalists are welcome to shoot B-roll and take photos at 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 only when mandated by local guidelines.
  • All surfaces are cleaned pre-, during, and post-event to reduce any possible contamination.
MORE ABOUT THE NIH’s ALL OF US RESEARCH PROGRAM: 
To date, more than 350,000 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.
MORE ABOUT THE JOURNEY MOBILE EXHIBIT:
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.
For more information, visit allofus.nih.govTo sign up, visit joinallofus.org.
To RSVP, request more information, or set up an interview before 2/6, please call or email Andie Babusik at (856) 237-9985 or andie.babusik@clydegroup.com.
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