Health Equity

The All of Us Research Program is working to recruit at least 1 million participants with the goal of building one of the world’s largest and most diverse health research datasets. To do that, it needs to engage a wider range of people than health research has in the past, working closely with community partners to help make this possible. ...

Healthcare disparities in underrepresented populations (including the LGBTQ community) result in imprecise healthcare outcomes and limited access to healthcare. In order to mitigate this issue, biomedical researchers need to include a more diverse range of people in future studies. The All of Us Research Program supports this effort in a massive way....

Concern over the lack of significant minority participation by patients in clinical trials has waxed and waned over the past 30 years. Now, there is growing momentum in favor if boosting the numbers—and it's about time, because minority patients can no longer wait. ...

The underrepresentation of nonwhite ethnic groups in scientific research and in clinical trials is a disturbing trend. The implications of this problem in the limited realm of clinical trials have been reported, but the roots of the disparity run much deeper. Human genomic databases—collections of all the genetic information that has been sequenced over the years—are also heavily skewed toward people of European descent. Research programs, such as All of Us, aim to change this....

In possibly the largest research project in human history, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) “All of Us” program will gather information on one million individuals’ genomes. The University of Washington’s Northwest Genomics Center will become one of three centers for this research....