ABOUT THE PROGRAM
African Americans are underrepresented in medical research. Deep rooted impediments to participation include distrust of the medical/scientific community, poor access to primary medical care, lack of knowledge about clinical trials and failure of active African-American recruitment.
The National Institute of Health All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and advance health. Partnerships with a variety of institutions and organizations including the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. are missioned to gain diverse and equitable program participation.
As part of the National Baptist Convention HOPE team Nettye Johnson conducted a series of well designed, culturally relevant education activities to address research participation barriers, inform about All of Us Research program and connect interested individuals to enrollment resources.