With over 31,000 churches, the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (NBCUSA) is the nation’s largest Black denomination. The NBCUSA H.O.P.E. Health and Wellness Initiative is a collaborative effort of National Baptist churches, medical professionals, and health related organizations committed to health outreach and prevention education (H.O.P.E.). We work in the churches of our denomination to inspire and enable our fellow National Baptists to commit to healthier lifestyles through
We have partnered with the All of Us Research Program, from the National Institutes of Health, to help speed up health research. We hope that more than one million people will join from across the U.S. People who join will give us information about their health, habits, what it’s like where they live, and if they will want information about their DNA. By looking for patterns in this information, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health.
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Please contact us to learn more about participating in the program.
Your privacy is very important, and we will take great care to protect it if you join. Here are a few of the steps we will take:
Still, loss of privacy is a risk of taking part in the All of Us Research Program. Even without your name, there is a chance someone could figure out who you are. Your information could be misused. We believe the chance of this is very small, but it is not zero.
If you decide to join All of Us, we will ask you to share different kinds of information. We will ask you basic information like your name and where you live. We will ask you questions about your health, family, home, and work. If you have an electronic health record, we may ask for access. We may ask you to go to a local clinic or drug store for a free appointment with us. At this appointment we would measure your weight, height, hips, and waist, as well as your blood pressure and heart rate. We might ask you to give samples, like blood or urine, at the appointment. We also want to know if you will want information about your DNA.
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.
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.