The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded three health care providers a total of $13.8 million to help gather participants for its All of Us Research Program, the NIH reported.
The NIH's All of Us program is an effort to gather data from over 1 million people in the U.S. with the goal of improving research and health.
“We want this program to reflect the rich diversity of our country,” Eric Dishman, director of the All of Us Research Program at NIH, said in a release. “Expanding our national network of health care provider organizations enhances our ability to reach communities traditionally under-represented in medical research. Working with participants across the country, we hope to contribute to medical breakthroughs that may lead to more tailored disease prevention and treatment solutions in the future.”
The awardees include those from the Southern All of Us Network (University of Alabama at Birmingham; Cooper Green Mercy Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama; Huntsville Hospital, Alabama; Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and more), the SouthEast Enrollment Center (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Florida; Emory University, Atlanta; Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta; and the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium led by the University of Florida in Gainesville), and All of Us, Wisconsin (Marshfield Clinic Research Institute; BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison).
The awardees will aim to enroll individuals and gather health information in underserved and low-income communities.