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CMG3 - NIH’s All of Us Research Program FQHC Pilot: Bringing Precision Medicine Research to the Safety-Net Community

‐ Aug 28, 2017 4:00pm

The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) All of Us (AoU) Research Program is a nationwide effort to gather health data from one million or more participants reflecting the nation's diversity, with a goal of generating a platform for biomedical research to improve health. Participants will contribute physical measurements, biospecimens, survey responses, and EHR data. AoU is initially recruiting participants in healthcare provider organizations (HPO) and direct volunteer sites across the country. In preparation for expanding this program within the safety net community, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), AoU is piloting the implementation of this research protocol in six FQHCs. This "study within a study" is exploring and testing the implementation of the AoU research protocol within an FQHC setting and within the diverse communities they serve. The FQHC pilot will generate lessons learned and provide recommendations to scale-up participation to other FQHCs. Pilot FQHC sites, including Centro de Salud de la Communidad San Ysidro (CA), Community Health Center, Inc (CT), Central Mississippi Civic Improvement Association (MS), Hudson River Health Care (NY) Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center (SC), and Cherokee Health Systems (WV), will be on hand to share their experiences.
  • - Become familiar with NIH's All of Us initiative.
  • - Understand more about the pilot FQHCs involved in the All of Us initiative and what it takes to implement the program.
  • - Identify messaging to share with patients in regards to the All of Us initiative.