All of Us Research
The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. By taking into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology, researchers will uncover paths toward delivering precision medicine.
ACEP is proud to be partnering with the NIH to educate and help spread the word about the All of Us Research Program. You can learn more about the impact of the program on emergency physicians and other providers here, and learn more about the goals of the All of Us program.
Q: What is the All of Us Research Program?
A: The All of Us Research Program is a large research program. The goal is to help researchers understand more about why people get sick or stay healthy. All of Us is part of the Precision Medicine initiative. We hope that more than a million people will join All of Us. People who join will give us information about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. By looking for patterns, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health. For more information on Precision Medicine, visit www.joinallofus.org/faq
Q: Why should I join All of Us?
A: If you join, you will be contributing to research that may improve health for everyone. Our goal is to understand what makes people sick and to develop new treatments. Also, you will be able to see your All of Us information, which might be interesting to you. You may also learn about your health. If you choose, you will be able to share your All of Us information with your doctor.
Q: What will you ask me to do?
A. If you decide to join All of Us, we will ask you to share different kinds of information. We will ask you basic information like your name and where you live. We will ask you questions about your health, family, home, and work. If you have an electronic health record, we may ask for access. We may ask you to go to a local clinic or drug store for a free appointment with us. At this appointment, we would measure your weight, height, hips, and waist, as well as your blood pressure and heart rate. We might ask you to give samples, like blood or urine, at the appointment.
Q: Does it cost anything to join?
A. Joining All of Us is free. All activities are free. There are no costs to you or your insurance.
Q: Do I need to have health insurance to join All of Us?
A. No. All of Us is not medical care. You do not have to have health insurance to join.