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The Journey is coming to town

Posted by on January 15th, 2019 Posted in: All of Us, Blog, From the GMR, Outreach, Partner Outreach Libraries, Partner Outreach Libraries, Public Libraries

The Journey is visiting the Greater Midwest Region. No, not the rock band, but the NIH All of Us “mobile asset” designed to promote, educate, and enroll participants in the research program.

Do you know about All of Us? The NIH All of Us Research Program is part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. What is precision medicine? Precision medicine is an innovative approach to healthcare. It takes into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology in order to accelerate research, advance medicine, and ultimately improve care, treatment, and prevention for all of us.

Photo of the blue All of Us Journey trailer.

A sign promoting the Journey‘s visit.

All of Us is asking one million people to join in the study, and the traveling educational experience is one way to engage communities across the country. This summer, the Journey is coming to a city in or near you.

A Journey team leader explaining precision medicine to a group of visitors inside the Journey.

Participants touring the Journey and learning about precision medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center on November 27th. Sponsored by NNLM SCR

Louisville KY
2/25 – 3/3

Sioux Falls SD
5/27 – 6/9

Youngstown & Warren OH
6/3 – 6/9

Columbus OH
6/10 – 6/16

Rapid City SD
6/10 – 6/23

Cincinnati OH
6/17 – 6/ 23

Dearborn & Detroit MI
6/24 – 6/30

Williston ND
6/24 – 7/7

Grand Rapids MI
7/8 – 7/14

South Bend IN
7/15 – 7/21

Chicago IL
7/22 – 7/28

Photo of the All of Us mobile asset trailers parked.

The Gibson D. Lewis Library, Glendale, UT, hosted the Journey on Tuesday, November 27th. Sponsored by NNLM MCR

Elgin IL
7/29 – 8/4

Milwaukee WI
8/5 – 8/11

Madison WI
8/12 – 8/18

St Paul MN
8/19 – 8/25

Minneapolis MN
8/26 – 9/1

As an NIH All of Us partner, the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network (CEN) helps raise awareness of the program, and we depend upon our members to help support our mission.

Whether you are an academic or a public library, consider hosting the Journey or volunteering or exhibiting at an event. The involvement is minimal. The Journey team does the work from setting up and tearing down to enrolling participants. They even train volunteers the day-of. Because the Journey plans local site visits 60-90 days ahead of its scheduled appearance, contact darlene-kaskie@uiowa.edu as soon as possible with any questions and to submit your application.

Want to know more?

All of Us Journey Host Fact Sheet and Schedule

Community Partner Host Checklist

Image of the author ABOUT Darlene Kaskie
Darlene Kaskie, M.L.S. is Community Engagement Coordinator for Region 6 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine. She connects communities to training, engagement, and funding to improve access, use, and understanding of health information. Advancing health literacy and digital skills training helps people make informed decisions about their health. She earned her Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) from the Medical Library Association.

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