The Dish | Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron Announces First Four Community Partner Awards

The Dish | Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron Announces First Four Community Partner Awards

I am delighted to share the great news that we just made our first four
community partner awards today. The four partners are FiftyForward, the
National Alliance for Hispanic Health, Delta Research and Educational Foundation, and the San
Francisco General Hospital Foundation. With these awards, we’re beginning to build
our national network of partner organizations who will help educate and motivate diverse
communities to join the All of Us Research Program. Each of these organizations has deep, trusted
relationships within and ties to their communities, and we are so very pleased to have the opportunity
to partner with them to enhance our outreach into communities that have traditionally
been underrepresented in biomedical research. We’re also really excited to have
them join our growing consortium. FiftyForward, which is based in Nashville,
Tennessee, will be sharing information about our program through their lifelong
learning centers and home-based services. We hope to learn from them how we can
best engage older adults and individuals living in rural areas. The National Alliance for Hispanic
Health will be launching bilingual initiatives all around the country through their network of
community-based organizations to help us optimally engage Hispanic communities. The Delta Research and Educational Foundation
is partnering with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the National Council of Negro Women
to launch a program called “Research Matters: Creating Possibilities to Achieve Health
and Wellness for All of Us,” explaining how participation in the All of Us Research Program by
communities of color can help reduce health disparities. The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
will form a national network to help us develop materials and educational programs to meaningfully
engage and retain sexual and gender minorities across the country in the All of Us Research Program. These four great organizations were
selected from a robust slate of proposals received in response to our
community partner funding opportunity. And while we’re only funding four proposals
at this time, it is our goal to bring on board additional organizations to assist us in
our vitally important engagement efforts. Truly, this is just the beginning of our concerted
effort to build a nationwide network of partners who will serve as trusted intermediaries and
ambassadors for the All of Us Research Program in communities all around the nation. So keep watching this space for
updates as we expand our network. And please sign up at to learn more about our work.

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