All of Us: Our Commitment to Diversity
Dr. Rodgers and Mr. Dishman explain the importance of diversity in the All of Us Research Program, and why the program is asking people from communities across the country to join.
DR. RODGERS: Diversity means understanding that every individual is unique. The All of Us Research Program seeks to reflect our country’s rich diversity to produce medical breakthroughs that will benefit all communities.
Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH.
My colleague, Eric Dishman, director of the All of Us Research Program at NIH explains:
MR. DISHMAN: One of the things that makes the All of Us Research Program unique is its focus on diversity. Diversity of people, ethnicities, regions, health status, and more. That’s why we’re asking one million people—from communities all across the country—to join us in building one of the richest, most diverse datasets of its kind to accelerate health research.
Diversity strengthens the science. If we want better health care for all of us, research needs to include all of us.