The COVID-19 crisis has made us all more aware of the importance of medical research. Scientists are hard at work to discover better ways to test for, treat, and prevent the disease. We’re learning more about how the virus passes from person to person, and research has taught us about steps we can all take to slow its spread.
Because of our large, diverse group of participants from all over the United States, All of Us has a unique opportunity to contribute to COVID-19 research. We’ve created a new survey called the COVID-19 Participant Experience, or COPE, survey. The survey asks about people’s experiences during these difficult times. By taking the survey, you could help researchers learn more about how COVID-19 is affecting our health, wellbeing, daily lives, and communities. To get started, log in to your All of Us account or sign up today.
Health Research for Today… and Every Day
Health research like this affects our daily lives in lots of ways, even during more normal times. It helps us learn how to stay healthy. For example, years ago, studies found that high cholesterol, smoking, and high blood pressure raise people’s risk for heart disease. Knowing this, your doctor may have recommended that you exercise more, change how you eat, or quit smoking. Research also finds new ways to treat health problems, helping people to live longer, healthier lives. New treatments have helped lower death rates from conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and AIDS.
There’s still a lot we don’t know about how to stay healthy and how to treat health problems. And that’s where you—and All of Us—come in.
All of Us is building one of the world’s largest and most diverse databases for health research. We’re gathering data in many ways, including through surveys like the COPE survey. Scientists will be able to use the data to study all kinds of health questions, like why certain conditions affect some people more than others or how to treat chronic pain. We hope researchers will find better ways to keep people healthy and to treat health problems. And it all starts with our diverse group of participants. Thank you for sharing your data with us. Together, we’re working to build a healthier future for all of us.