Published on August 21, 2019

All of Us Journey exhibit comes to Twin Ports

a colorful bus

The All of Us Journey bus, a traveling exhibit intended to raise awareness about the All of Us Research Program, is coming to Duluth and Superior.

The research program is a nationwide initiative aimed at recruiting at least one million volunteer participants to share personal information that will help speed up breakthroughs in health research. Unlike a single research study focused on a specific disease or community, the All of Us Research Program will create a research database to inform thousands of studies, covering a wide range of health conditions. This information could help researchers learn more about different diseases and treatments and improve health for generations to come.

The Journey bus has activities to help you learn more about the program. It will be at the Superior YMCA, 9 North 21st Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and in Canal Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday. Research staff will be on site to answer questions and assist with enrollment.

The Superior YMCA was the first to volunteer to host the All of Us Journey locally.

“The future of health begins with us,” said Chris Stenberg, CEO of the Superior Douglas County Family YMCA. “If we want better health care for all of us, medical research needs to include all of us. We hope people from all walks of life join us in strengthening our community by participating in this project and potentially leading to some major health breakthroughs.”

All of Us is the largest such research program ever undertaken. Information about health, habits and environment will be collected from all participants, then aggregated. Essentia Health is an enrollment partner for All of Us, under the National Institutes of Health.

To learn more, or to register, visit joinallofus.org/essentia.

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