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Legacy Initiatives Welcomes NIH’s Landmark Precision Medicine Research Effort to De Queen, AR

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Legacy Initiatives Welcomes NIH’s Landmark Precision Medicine Research Effort to De Queen, AR

October 29
05:47 2019

De Queen, AR – Legacy Initiatives announced its partnership with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) to host the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on exhibit that raises awareness about the All of Us Research Program.  All of Us is an unprecedented effort to gather genetic, biological, environmental, health and lifestyle data from 1 million or more volunteer participants living in the United States. The program’s ultimate goal is to accelerate research and improve health.

“We are bringing the All of Us Research Program directly to people all across the country to continue our work to increase the inclusion of all communities in clinical and biomedical research. Through the Journey traveling exhibit we will increase the participation of diverse communities in All of Us to help build the foundation for a new era of health care where medicine is tailored to each person,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.

All of Us seeks to transform the relationship between researchers and participants, bringing them together as partners to inform the program’s directions, goals and responsible return of research information. One of those partners is the National Alliance for Hispanic Health who through their TodosJuntos effort is partnering with organizations across the country, including Legacy Initiatives, to provide information on All of Us and demonstrate the central role Hispanic communities must play to usher in the future of health.

“Legacy Initiatives is excited to partner with the National Institute of Health (NIH) to bring to our community the All of Us research program.  We want to see our community grow healthier and believe this is just one step we can take to do our part in impacting positive change in our community.” – Dr. Jason Lofton, board member of Legacy Initiatives.

All of Us aims to reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. to help ensure that each community is included in studies that lead to improved health for future generations. Participants will be able to access their own health information, summary data about the entire participant community and information about studies and findings that come from All of Us.

De Queen’s community can visit the All of Us Journey from October 29th to 31st:  

Tuesday October 29, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:

Sevier County Court House
115 N 3rd St. De Queen, AR 71832 (west side, across from the post office)

Wednesday & Thursday October 30-31, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.:

UA Cossatot
183 College Dr., De Queen, AR 71832

To learn more about the program, please visit JoinAllofUs.org/juntos.

Contacts:

Local:

Dr Jason Lofton
Legacy Initiatives
[email protected]

National:

Edgar Gil Rico
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
[email protected]

Media Contact
Company Name: National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Contact Person: Edgar Gil Rico
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Phone: (202) 797-4331
Country: United States
Website: https://www.healthyamericas.org/