All of Us - Precision Medicine Initiative
Published: February 2, 2018, at 2:07 p.m. PT
Last updated: March 29, 2018, at 9:42 a.m. PT
In honor of Black History Month the YMCA of Greater Seattle, in partnership with All of Us – Precision Medicine Initiative, is promoting health and wellness for all. All of Us is focused on reaching people from all backgrounds, in order to reflect our country’s richly diverse population and ensure inclusivity in new health care advances and improvements.
The Auburn Valley YMCA will be hosting a Community Health Event on Friday, Feb 23rd from 4-7pm which will highlight the Healthy Living programs and classes offered at the Y and provide information on how to get involved. All are welcome to attend this fun, family-friendly, FREE event which will include food, music, nutrition and fitness demos, and membership promotions.
The All of Us Research Program is an effort by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to gather data from over one million people who live in the United States to help researchers understand more about why people get sick or stay healthy based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biological make-up. The All of Us Mobile Unit will be onsite at the Community Health Event to provide more information about the inclusive research program. All of Us is focused on reaching people from all backgrounds, in order to reflect our country’s richly diverse population and ensure inclusivity in new health care advances and improvements. This event will be tied to the YMCA of Greater Seattle’s approach to Black History Month through highlighting a program that seeks to address historical discrimination in the medical field, and raise awareness around how our daily lived experiences influence the health of ourselves and our communities.
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is raising awareness about the All of Us program through engaging our community, members and healthcare providers in learning about this program and providing information on how they can participate. We hope you can join us on Feb 23rd at the Auburn Valley YMCA.