The National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program has a simple mission — speed up health research breakthroughs. To do this, All of Us is asking one million people to share their health information.
The goal is to advance precision medicine, or health care based on you as an individual. It considers factors like where you live, what you do and family health history. Precision medicine outlines the best ways for you to stay healthy and may help health care teams find the best treatment if you get sick. Participants will share information about their health over time. Researchers will study this data to determine how to improve health for future generations.
As part of the program, the Froedtert & MCW health network, with Versiti, seeks to enroll 33,000 participants in southeastern Wisconsin in five years. We are looking to partner with individuals from all walks of life. By getting health information from a diverse group, future research studies may help to tailor health care to individuals, with a personalized approach based on age, gender, ethnic background and genetic makeup.
Our organizations, in collaboration with Marshfield Clinic Health System and University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, were selected as one of several organizations across the country for participation in this program. Froedtert & MCW patients and staff are among the first people invited to join this landmark research program.
When You Join All of Us
- You’ll learn more about your health. You’ll get back all of your All of Us information over time. The longer you stay in the program, the more you can learn about your health.
- Your participation will help represent your community. Many communities were left out of research in the past, so we don’t know as much about how certain diseases or treatments affect people differently.
- You'll help create a healthier future for generations to come. All of Us research may yield new knowledge to help us better prevent certain diseases in the future. When people do get sick, All of Us research may help providers offer the right treatments.
If you decide to take part, you’ll join a community of people across the U.S. working together to help change the future of health.