Special to The Gazette
Emporia Public Library and Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow will 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.
The experience allows interested visitors to join the program right on board. The All of Us Journey will be in Emporia at the Guion’s parking lot at 2023 W. Sixth Ave. April 30 — May 3 and downtown Emporia May 4 as part of its national tour.
The mobile exhibit includes an opportunity for visitors to sign up to participate in the program. Features include:
A virtual reality experience that teaches people how medical breakthroughs have made a difference in the world
A waiting area that offers a comfortable space for people to sign up for the program online
Private rooms for physical measurement and biosample collection
An interactive station where participants can write a note to share with others about their inspiration for joining the program
The All of Us Research Program aims to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. To do so, All of Us is asking 1 million volunteers to share different types of health and lifestyle information— information like where they live, what they do and their family health history.
The program is open to people both healthy and sick, from all communities. Unlike a single research study focused on a specific disease or community, the All of Us Research Program will create a research resource to inform thousands of studies, covering a wide range of health conditions. This information could help researchers learn more about different diseases and treatments and improve health for generations to come.
The All of Us Journey engages community members nationwide and raises awareness about the All of Us Research Program through various educational activities and experiences.