Community Engagement

Many thousands of volunteers from minority groups are needed for huge clinical trials underway or about to begin. Scientists say a diverse group of test subjects is vital to determining whether a vaccine is safe and effective for everyone and instilling broad public confidence in the shots once they become available....

As UW Health and the University of Wisconsin begin scheduling participants for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine study, experts and leaders are focused on equity and inclusion to ensure a diverse population takes part in this phase 3 clinical trial. A diverse group of participants will give researchers the best understanding on how and if this vaccine works for everyone....

Lucretia Sullivan-Wade, a community outreach specialist for UW-Madison's participation in the national All of Us Research Program, discusses the racial disparities that exist in health research and how the All of Us program is reaching out to communities of color in Madison and elsewhere to help ensure they have more of a voice in the future of healthcare....

All of Us was founded with the core values that participation is open to all; that the rich diversity of the United States is one of our greatest strengths; and that you, our participant, walk with us as our partner. We seek to treat all with respect, dignity, and value, and to communicate often and clearly to earn your trust. These values remind us of why we’re here, and why the research we’re moving forward...

Lucretia Sullivan-Wade, a community outreach specialist for UW-Madison's participation in the national All of Us Research Program, discusses the racial disparities that exist in health research and how the All of Us program is reaching out to communities of color in Madison and elsewhere to help ensure they have more of a voice in the future of healthcare....