Contribute to health care research by joining "All of Us"
By Lindsay Hoffman, Fox 17
In the fall of 2017, Spectrum Health launched the All of Us Research Program – the largest research program in U.S. history. Spectrum Health is one of many health care organizations across the country working with the National Institutes of Health to engage one million volunteers in this historic program.
Dave Chesla and Cheryl Johnson discuss the All of Us Research program, and what they hope it will accomplish. The goal of this program is to advance health care that is designed for each individual based on their biological makeup. Everybody is different, and today most medicine and treatments are delivered in a one-size-fits all approach. A medical treatment that works for one person usually doesn’t work for another. By creating a large database from a million people, researchers may be able to make new discoveries about prevention, treatments, and hopefully cures. What they learn could improve health for generations to come.