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About the program
What is All of Us?
The All of Us Research Program has the opportunity to have a big impact on health and health research for years to come.
UW Health and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are key partners in this massive National Institutes of Health (NIH) research program occurring over the next five years that will collect health data from 1 million or more individuals and contribute to the future of precision medicine.
Precision medicine is health care that is based on you as an individual. It takes into account factors like where you live, what you do and your family health history.
Participants in the NIH All of Us Research Program will be asked to share their electronic health records, have physical measurements taken and provide samples of blood and urine. The program is committed to the safety of the information gathered from each participant, so rigorous security models are used to help ensure data is protected and used ethically and responsibly.
Why should you join?
You will be contributing to research that could improve health for everyone. Here are some examples of what researchers might be able to discover:
Better tests to see if people are sick or are at risk of getting sick
Better mobile apps to encourage healthy habits
Better medicine or information about how much of a medicine is right for each person
Why we joined
Siblings Annie and Robert discuss why they chose to participate in the historic All of Us Research Program. Family health issues, through several generations, a desire to know "why?" and the potential for a better, healthier future for their children and grandchildren led them to All of Us.