Health Equity

Black Americans have been left out of medical research for a number of reasons. That’s why the All of Us Research Program, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is so important. I am proud to partner with All of Us, a program that was designed specifically to close those racial gaps in medical research....

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....