Voices of All of Us: Stephen Mikita

Disability Advocate Stephen Mikita Pushes the Bounds and Helps Guide Medical Research “All of Us is not just about data points. It’s about listening to people’s lives. Life is a difficult proposition for everybody.”—Stephen Mikita, All of Us participant partner and retired assistant attorney general of Utah Stephen Mikita not only defied the odds, he redefined them. At […]

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How the All of Us Research Program Protects My Information

 This video explains some of the ways the All of Us Research Program protects participant information—from data collection through research. It answers FAQs, touches on Certificates of Confidentiality, and describes what scientists can see in the Research Hub. Graphics explain data encryption and show an example of how participant information is de-identified. About the […]

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Accessibility Awareness Twitter Chat

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we invite you to join us May 19th from 3:00 – 4:00pm ET for a Twitter Chat at the intersection of accessibility, inclusion, and health. We will dive into some Accessibility 101 and explore how expanding participation in biomedical research can advance health equity. We will also share […]

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All About the Social Determinants of Health

  Addressing and improving health disparities begins with you COVID-19 has hit some communities very hard. That has put new attention on a long-term problem in the United States — health disparities. Health disparities are differences in health that harm disadvantaged communities. Understanding what causes these differences is key to addressing them. DNA alone does […]

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“Hearts of Glass” – Featured Event

Hearts of Glass: Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion Linking Health to Social Factors March 14, 2022 at 5pm ET I 2pm PT Join us for a special screening opportunity of the award-winning documentary, Hearts of Glass. In this film, you will meet several people with intellectual and developmental disabilities whose health and lives were […]

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New Podcast – Health Research Disparities

 In this podcast episode, AAHD’s Director of Public Health Programs, Karl Cooper joins Alexia Smalling of the Southwest ADA Center for a conversation on the history and future of biomedical research. Karl discusses the factors that have contributed to low representation of marginalized communities in clinical trials, and the importance of improving participation to […]

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