What is the AoURP?

What is the All of Us Research Program?

The All of Us Research Program, or All of Us for short, is a research program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is seeking one million or more people from across the U.S. By doing so, it hopes to one day help speed up medical research.

People who join will share 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. To reach its goal, All of Us is partnering with leading institutions, organizations, community partners, and participant representatives across the country to engage, enroll, retain, and provide value to communities across the United States.

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All of Us Enrollment Partners

There are many organizations across the United States who enroll participants into the program including regional medical centers, community health centers, medical centers run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers. It consists of single organizations and large consortiums of organizations that have shared enrollment goals within a single region. Some organizations are responsible for enrollment and retention within a specific geographic area, while others over virtual enrollment opportunities nation-wide.

How do we work with Enrollment & Retention Partners?

The NAPC offers funding to public libraries to help Enrollment & Retention partners leverage library resources, spaces, and services to reach new and current program participants.

For example:

  • Public libraries could invite an enrollment partner to present at a library event about All of Us and enroll participants.
  • Public libraries could help enrollment partners book meeting spaces for enrollment & retention events.
  • Public libraries could make public access computers and loanable laptops available to current participants so they can complete their health surveys.
  • Host a program that HPOs can promote to participants, as a return of value.

Would you like to see more ideas of partnerships between public libraries & All of Us?

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Community Engagement Partners

All of Us Community Engagement Partners work to raise the public’s awareness of the program. They also support outreach efforts to build lasting relationships with national and community groups.

How do we work with Community Engagement Partners?

Community Engagement Partners can help public libraries reach new audiences, find speakers for programs, and offer guidance to design programs that are relevant and of interest to communities who are underrepresented in biomedical research.

NAPC often connects public libraries, Community Engagement Partners & Enrollment & Retention Partners together for dynamic and impactful partnerships. While every partner, including libraries, has different capacities and goals, they each bring unique offerings to the partnership. Libraries can offer resources, spaces, and programs, Community Engagement partners can offer knowledge about and access to specific communities, and Enrollment & Retention partners can offer subject matter expertise and do the enrollment and retention!

I’m sold, how do I get connect with my local All of Us partners?

Email us at lib-nnlmallofus@uiowa.edu to see who’s enrolling in your community and how you can get involved!


This page was last updated on: 03/27/23 14:33