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Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF)

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) has partnered with the All of Us Research Program

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The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), in collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST) and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), is conducting a national health initiative entitled “Research Matters: Creating Possibilities to Achieve Health and Wellness for All of Us.” The objectives are to engage, educate and ultimately enroll African Americans in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us national registry.

Through work with the All of Us Research Program, DREF aims to encourage the participation of African Americans in clinical trials and biomedical research, thus creating a database primarily comprised of diverse and traditionally underrepresented populations. Together, we can be a part of the solution for achieving increased health and wellness for our families.Read More

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Please contact us to learn more about participating in the program.

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Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF)(202) 347-1337

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Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF)ResearchMatters@DeltaFoundation.net

“It is important for minorities to be a part of this, or we will again be left with medications that are created for other populations."

Patricia R. Butts

Founder and President Emeritus
of the Abyssinian Baptist Church
Health Ministry

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the All of Us Research Program?

The All of Us Research Program is a large research program. The goal is to help researchers understand more about why people get sick or stay healthy. The All of Us Research Program is part of the Precision Medicine Initiative®.

We hope that more than one million people will join the All of Us Research Program. People who join will share information about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. By looking for patterns in this information, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health.

The All of Us Research Program will last for 10 years or more. This will allow researchers to study health over time.

If you decide to join the All of Us Research Program, you will be contributing to an effort to improve the health of generations to come. You also may learn about your own health.

Why should I join the All of Us Research Program?

If you join, you will be contributing to research that may improve health for everyone. Our goal is to understand why people get sick or stay healthy. Here are some examples of what researchers might be able to discover from their research:

  • Better tests to see if people are sick or are at risk of getting sick
  • Better mobile apps to encourage healthy habits
  • Better medicine or information about how much of a medicine is right for each person

Also, you will be able to see your All of Us Research Program information, which might be interesting to you. You may also learn about your health. If you choose, you will be able to share your All of Us information with your health care provider.

Who can I ask if I have more questions?

If you have more questions, you can ask us. You can call the All of Us Research Program Support Center at (844) 842-2855. You can email us at help@joinallofus.org. Or you can speak with someone in person at one of our affiliated health care provider organizations or other program partner sites.

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