[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On Thursday, May 16th, Fair Haven Community Health Care 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 event will take place from 12noon-6pm, at Fair Haven Community Health Care’s 374 Grand Avenue location in New Haven and aims to build an understanding of precision medicine and family health.
New Haven is one stop on the All of Us Journey’s national tour. Fair Haven Community Health Care, in partnership with Junta for Progressive Action, is making it possible for community members to learn more about the research program and how it can advance individualized prevention, treatment, and care for “all of us.” The All of Us Journey seeks to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs, by building an awareness of this national opportunity across the country. 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.
“We are thrilled to bring this opportunity to the Fair Haven and New Haven communities,” said Dr. Suzanne Lagarde, CEO of Fair Haven Community Health Care. “Our mission, to make high quality, health care accessible to all, dovetails nicely with providing access to this amazing opportunity that helps shape the country’s health future, for the New Haven community to benefit from. We hope members of all neighborhoods and communities will come by and learn how important sharing health history is for their families and for future generations.”
The exhibit offers attendees hands on opportunities to learn about the importance of precision medicine and how it touches them personally. At the end of the exhibit, visitors will be given the opportunity to enroll in the study if they choose. Only emails or cell numbers are required to enroll; no social security numbers or address information is captured. Fair Haven Community Health Care will also be offering free blood pressure checks, crafts and giveaways. The event will be held rain or shine in the rear of Fair Haven Community Health Care’s 374 Grand Avenue site.
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 will help researchers learn more about different diseases and treatments and improve health for generations to come. Those unable to attend the event can learn more at bit.ly/AllofUsFHCHC or call Karen Nemiah at 203.777.7411, x5256 to enroll in the study.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]