The NNLM All of Us Program Center (NAPC) works with public libraries to help communities participate in biomedical research, like the All of Us Research Program, and to support the health information needs of their communities.
We support All of Us to engage those interested in becoming a participant and to provide value for those who are currently participating in the program.
We offer something for every public library, including training, funding, connections, and amazing resources:
The following resources are from NLM, NNLM, and All of Us that can be used by partner libraries to engage with your community about digital literacy, health literacy, and the NIH All of Us Research Program.
Why we support participation in biomedical research
Learn more about why we’re partnering with public libraries to support participation in biomedical research.
Understanding Health Equity
This series of activities will help you understand why equality (treating everyone the same way) is not the same as equity, and how “the three D’s” (diversity, discrimination, and disparities) interact to create situations where some people are disadvantaged in ways that affect their health.
Public libraries are ideal for providing access to trusted health information for library users of all ages, which can aid in patrons’ decision-making about their health and that of their loved ones.
What is the All of Us Research Program?
The All of Us Research Program, or All of Us for short, is a research program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is seeking to enroll one million or more people from across the U.S. to advance medical research.
People who join All of Us will share information about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. By looking for patterns, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health.
What is the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM)?
The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is made up of organizations of all kinds that are engaged in health and wellness in their communities - our Members provide health information resources and services to health professionals, academic communities, and the general public. If you are providing health information through a library, information center, public health department, K-12 school, university, hospital, or other organization, please consider joining the Network of the National Library of Medicine!