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Trans America Consortium

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What is the Trans America Consortium?

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Did you know that the next great breakthrough could be found in any one of us? We’re looking for volunteers just like YOU!

The Trans America Consortium is proud to partner with the All of Us Research Program, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Together, we hope to speed up the future of health. Members of the Trans America Consortium represent seven states across the country including Idaho, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.

The consortium includes five integrated health care systems that represent a diverse community population. Henry Ford Health System in Michigan leads this consortium, along with Baylor Scott & White Health in Texas, Essentia Health and HealthPartners Institute in Minnesota, Reliant Medical Group in central Massachusetts, and Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our partners are well respected in their communities and are focused on gathering volunteers to help make history and change the future of health.

We are asking for one million or more adult volunteers from various backgrounds, communities, and lifestyles to contribute to this landmark achievement. Will you join us?

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM

How to Join

You can sign up using this website or call to make an appointment. If you do not finish signing up online, you can continue the process in-person, whichever is most convenient for you.

Get in Touch

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

Baylor Scott & White Health (844) 487-2794
Essentia Health (877) 340-8058
Henry Ford Health System (844) 893-3908
Reliant Medical Group (508) 595-2267
Spectrum Health (833) 564-6255
HealthPartners Institute (952) 967-6911
Frequently Asked Questions
What will you do to protect my privacy?

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:

  • Information we collect will be stored on protected computers. We will limit and keep track of who sees the information.
  • We will remove your name and other direct identifiers (like your Social Security number) from your information and replace them with a code. There is a master list linking codes to names. This list is kept secure, and very few people have access to it.
  • To work with your health information, researchers must promise not to try to find out who you are.
  • We will tell you if there is a data breach.
  • The All of Us Research Program has Certificates of Confidentiality from the U.S. government. This will help us fight legal demands (such as a court order) to give out information that could identify you.

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.

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.

What is precision medicine?

Precision medicine is health care that is based on you as an individual. It takes into account factors like where you live, what you do, your genes, and your family health history. The goal of precision medicine is to be able to tell people the best ways to stay healthy. If someone does get sick, precision medicine may help health care teams find the treatment that will work best.

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