NIH to open its 'All of Us' program to the public May 6

The National Institutes of Health will begin nationwide enrollment in its All of Us Research Program May 6, with events planned across the U.S. to engage diverse communities.

All of Us aims to collect comprehensive health information from more than 1 million people over the course of many years to advance precision medicine research that could inform disease treatment and prevention. Since its beta stage launched about a year ago, more than 25,000 participants have signed up.

"The All of Us Research Program is an opportunity for individuals from all walks of life to be represented in research and pioneer the next era of medicine," said NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD. "The time is now to transform how we conduct research — with participants as partners — to shed new light on how to stay healthy and manage disease in more personalized ways. This is what we can accomplish through All of Us."

People ages 18 and older, regardless of health status, will be able to enroll in the program.

Here are five of the many healthcare organizations serving as enrollment sites for All of Us.

1. Banner Health (Phoenix)

2. UC Davis Health (Sacramento, Calif.)

3. Henry Ford Health System (Detroit)

4. Partners HealthCare (Boston)

5. University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (Chicago)

Click here for a complete list.

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