The All of Us research program, under the direction of NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, was launched
in 2017 with the mission to enroll one million or more people from across the U.S.
to share information about their health, habits and lifestyle. By looking for patterns,
researchers may learn more about what factors affect people's health.
The program has already enrolled more than 387,000 participants and covers a diverse
and inclusive population. This important effort helps to assure that the data repository
contains information from every sector of our population: young and old; sick and
well; urban and rural; LGTBQ and straight; physically challenged, blind, deaf; and
every racial and ethnic group. By having the weight of numbers and diversity the program
can hope to find the answers to improving our population's health and well-being through
precision medicine techniques.