NIH’s "All of Us" program visits OKC

Expressions Community Center hosts NIH health event. Photo provided.

This coming Tuesday, Expressions Community Center in Oklahoma City hosts a traveling exhibit from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The exhibit aims to raise awareness about the All of Us Research Program and the opportunity for community members to participate.

The All of Us Journey will be at Expressions on Tuesday, Oct. 31, as part of a 37-week national tour.

The All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative, is an ambitious effort to gather data from 1 million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health.

The program is open to people both healthy and sick, from all communities.

Unlike a single research study focused on a specific disease or community, All of Us will serve as a national research resource to inform thousands of studies, covering a wide range of health conditions.

Expressions Community Center executive director Jenny Archer said she is excited to welcome the tour to Oklahoma City.

“All of Us is so important to shaping the future of health in the United States,” Archer said. “We’re anxious to see how this research program will bring together communities throughout the United States to drive new discoveries, which may lead to earlier disease identification, more precise treatment solutions and better health outcomes in the future.”

To learn more about the program, including what it means to be a participant, please visit the exhibit Tuesday, or check it out online at www.joinallofus.org.

WHO/WHAT

Expressions Community Center and the National Institutes of Health invite members of the OKC metro community to visit the All of Us Journey and learn more about precision medicine and the All of Us Research Program.

 

WHEN

 

Tuesday, Oct. 31

10 am – 5 pm

 

WHERE

Expressions Community Center

2245 NW 39th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73112

 

 

WHY

As this traveling exhibit makes its way across the nation, it will provide community members with information on the All of Us Research Program. Unlike a single research study focused on a specific disease or community, All of Us will serve as a national research resource to inform thousands of studies, covering a wide range of health conditions.

 

 

Precision Medicine Initiative, All of Us, the All of Us logo, and “The Future of Health Begins with You” are service marks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Expressions Community Center provides a collaborative environment for LGBTQ community events, HIV-related services, support groups, and other outreach programs. ECC offers a safe place to support everyone trying to live happy, healthy, respected lives. We have a vision in which all people are accepted, served and affirmed, regardless of social status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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