Help All of Us Speed-up Health Research
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is enrolling participants in the nationwide All of Us Research Program, which aims to improve health care in Wisconsin communities and across the nation.
All of Us focuses on precision medicine, seeking to make health care more personalized by using information about an individual's environment, lifestyle and family health history. The Wisconsin team joins nine other states in an effort to gather health information on more than one million people to inform research intended to prevent and treat disease based on the uniqueness of the individual.
Participants in the program will be asked to share their electronic health records and answer questions about their health habits and home and work life, have some physical measurements taken, and will be asked to submit samples of blood and urine. Upon completion, each participant receives $25 and will have online access to their health data with the option to share the information with their health care provider, if they choose to do so.
In time, researchers will have access to this data, which will comprise the largest health database of its kind, to conduct studies, looking for patterns to learn more about what affects people's health. The goal is that allowing investigators access to this database will provide research opportunities that may lead to the next big health breakthrough.
"The All of Us Research Program is an exciting, unique opportunity for everyone to play an active role in modern medicine for the benefit of future generations," said Dorothy Edwards, PhD, director, UW-Madison Collaborative Center for Health Equity.
For More Information, Including How to Participate:
Save the Dates for On-Site Enrollment:
All of Us Research representatives will be on-site at UnityPoint Health – Meriter for the following dates to help answer questions and complete the enrollment process.
- Location: UnityPoint Health – Meriter, 202 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715 (Main Entrance located on S. Brooks Street)
- Parking: Parking is available in the hospital parking ramp, located on S. Brooks Street. Parking will be validated by Guest Services.
- Conference Room: Tower A Conference room, Basement Level of hospital across from the Cafeteria
- Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
- Wednesday, May 22, 2019
- Friday, August 2, 2019
- Tuesday, November 5, 2019
The Enrollment Process Includes:
UnityPoint Health – Meriter neither recommends nor discourages participation in this research.