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Sept. 25, 2018 - The All of Us Research Program Brings the Future of Health to Mobile
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AoU_Photo_Group_25_MR_Digital.jpgThis week, USA Health will host the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on exhibit that raises awareness about the All of Us Research Program. The All of Us Journey will be at the Toulminville Library, 601 Stanton Road in Mobile, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27, as part of its national tour.

The All of Us Research Program aims to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. To do so, All of Us is asking 1 million volunteers to share different types of health and lifestyle information — information like where they live, what they do, and their family health history.

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, the All of Us Research Program will create a research resource to inform thousands of studies, covering a wide range of health conditions. This information could help researchers learn more about different diseases and treatments and improve health for generations to come.

“The future of health begins with us,” said Dr. Errol Crook, Professor and Abraham Mitchell Chair of internal medicine at the University of South Alabama and a nephrologist with USA Physicians Group. “If we want better health care for all of us, medical research needs to include all of us. USA Health is excited to work with the All of Us Research Program to bring communities together to help change health for generations to come.”

To learn more about the All of Us Research Program, visit www.JoinAllofUs.org.

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