Libraries, Health and the "All of Us" Research Program

When:  Apr 14, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (ET)
Join April Wright for a discussion on Libraries, Health and the "All of Us" Research Program.

About this Event

The NIH All of Us Research Program endeavors to build a databank of genetic information from at least 1 million demographically diverse participants from communities historically underrepresented in biomedical research (UBRs). These participants are asked to share their health data over a period of 10 years with the goal of discovering individualized treatments for and diagnoses of diseases. The All of Us Research Program has partnered with the National Library of Medicine and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) to help public libraries in supporting the health information needs of their users by providing health information training for public library staff, funding and other resources to support health programming and activities, and connections to medical libraries and other NNLM members in their area.

Objective:

To demonstrate how libraries are participating in the NNLM/All of Us partnership and highlight tools NNLM has developed to support them.

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Briefly describe the All of Us Research Program.
  • Utilize NNLM tools and resources to support health literacy and promote awareness of the All of Us Research Program.
  • Discuss opportunities libraries have for partnering with NNLM network members.

April Wright brief biography:

April Wright spent the much of her career in public libraries where she solved pressing community issues with outreach and program initiatives. She currently works with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Southeastern Atlantic (SEA) Region, based in the University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Sciences and Human Services Library where she is the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator. She engages public and health sciences libraries to fulfill their community’s health information needs by providing health information training for library staff, supporting projects funded by NNLM, providing resources to promote health programming, and cultivating relationships to advance NNLM’s mission to enhance the public’s access to trusted health information enabling them to make informed health decisions.

Refreshments will be provided.

Location

Cleveland Park Library
3310 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
CPK First Floor Meeting Room
Washington, DC 20008