Health IT Analytics (2/7) reports the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has renamed the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort to “All of Us Research Program” ( logo U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). The program “will emphasize the collection of diverse patient samples while involving participants in a collaborative research environment.” NIH announced in a press release, “Researchers will use data from the program to learn more about how individual differences in lifestyle, environment and biological make-up can influence health and disease. By taking part, people will be able to learn more about their own health and contribute to an effort that will advance the health of generations to come.”
NIH is reaching out to engage communities in these outreach efforts. Applicants must submit their proposed strategy for helping educate community members or health care providers about All of Us, whether through special events, trainings, communication programs or other activities. Applicants must also include a funding proposal tied to specific outreach goals. Applications are due on March 24, 2017, and NIH plans to issue awards in May 2017.