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The All of Us Research Program is a large research program from the National Institutes of Health. Essentia Health is an enrollment partner of the All of Us Research Program. We are seeking participants to share health information to help accelerate health research.
The more that researchers know about what makes each of us unique, the more tailored our health care can become. Learn more about All of Us by viewing our frequently asked questions.
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(SPEECH)The All of Us Research Program is calling on one million people to join us as we try to change the future of health for your family, for future generations, for all of us. Visit JoinAllofUs. org, and find out how you can become one in a million.
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The All of Us Research Program is dedicated to better health, both in the future and today. Together, we can help make a difference in speeding up research and improving the health of our communities.
Anyone 18 years or older can participate. You do not have to be an Essentia Health patient to enroll. People of every race, ethnicity, sex, gender, and sexual orientation are welcome. You can be healthy, or you can have a long-term health issue. There are no limits to taking part based on your health status.
Currently, we are unable to enroll people who are in prison, unable to consent on their own, under 18 or do not live in the United States.
Create an AccountCreate your account at JoinAllofUs.org/Essentia. You will need to provide your name and email address or phone number to enroll.
If you need help using the computer, or don’t have a computer at home, our research team can assist you! Please call us at 877-340-8058 to schedule a free enrollment visit with one of our staff.
Create an Account
Give Your ConsentNow that you have an account, All of Us will ask you to give your consent. You will watch a series of videos, which give you more details about the program. They describe all the types of information you may be asked to give. If you are ready to give your consent, you will electronically sign the consent form.
Agree to Share Your Electronic Health Record (EHR)All of Us will also ask you to share your electronic health record (EHR). Sharing your EHR is your choice. If you decide not to share your EHR, you can still answer our health surveys. But you will not be asked to take part in some other parts of the program. All EHR information will be de-identified.
Complete the Consent to Get DNA ResultsYour DNA results could include information about your ancestry (which is where your family comes from), your genetic traits, whether you have an increased risk for getting certain health conditions, and how your body might react to certain medications. You may want to know this information or you may not.
Answer Health SurveysAll of Us will ask you to answer some health surveys. These are on the Participant Portal. Use your computer, tablet or smartphone to answer the surveys at your convenience. Your name will never be on these. Your answers will help build a wealth of knowledge for the All of Us Research Program database. Approved researchers can use this database to do their studies.
Log Into the Participant Portal
Have Your Measurements TakenOnce you have completed all previous steps, you will be invited to schedule an in-person visit with one of our research coordinators. This visit is free and does not get billed to your health insurance. At this visit, we may measure your height, weight and blood pressure. We may also ask you to give blood and urine samples. You can choose an enrollment clinic location close to you.
See "Where can I complete my in-person visit?" section below.
Participants who complete all of these steps will receive a $25 gift card.
Call 877-340-8058 to schedule your in-person visit for one of our locations listed below. Days and clinic times may vary.
Essentia Heatlh St Mary's Detroit Lakes Clinic 1027 Washington Ave,Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Brainerd Clinic2024 S 6th StBrainerd, MN 56401Get Directions
This research program is free to participate in. The All of Us Research Program is for research and does not provide medical care.
With your ongoing participation in the All of Us Research Program, you can help shape the future of health for generations to come. Here are some steps to take to be active in the program:
Be on the lookout for more surveysEvery now and then, All of Us will send new online surveys for you to fill out. These surveys will cover various health and lifestyle topics. All surveys are available in English and Spanish. You can complete these surveys quickly and easily within the All of Us app or in the Participant Portal.
If you have trouble using the computer or don’t have a computer at home, please call us to set up a survey-only appointment, 877-340-8058.
Participants are partners in All of Us. Together, we aim to build one of the largest health databases of its kind. By simply sharing All of Us with your friends and family, and encouraging them to participate, you are helping to speed up health research. If you would like to have some All of Us materials of your own to share with friends, please contact our engagement team at AllofUsVoices@EssentiaHealth.org.
We have an active local advisory council that meets throughout the year.The Advisory Council provides feedback and ideas to the Essentia Health All of Us Research Program team, ensuring local program implementation reflects participants' diverse needs, preferences, and priorities. If you are a participant in the All of Us Research Program and interested in being apart of the Advisory Council, please email AllofUsVoices@EssentiaHealth.org.
Do you have questions or would you like to get in touch with us?
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Let's work on it together.