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Last Posted: Feb 27, 2023
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A Piece of a Puzzle – The All of Us Research Program and Cancer
K Littrell et al, CDC Blog Post, February 27, 2023 Brand

The All of Us research program has vast potential for making an impact on population health using the new tools of precision medicine. Pairing genomic data with family health history will be critical for clinical utility. The genetic and environmental data that the All of Us research program promises are all important pieces of the puzzle in the progress towards cancer prevention and control.

Design and Implementation of the All of Us Research Program COVID-19 Participant Experience (COPE) Survey.
Claire E Schulkey et al. American journal of epidemiology 2023 2

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the All of Us Research Program longitudinal cohort study developed the COVID-19 Participant Experience (COPE) survey to better understand the pandemic experiences and health impacts of COVID-19 on diverse populations within the United States. Six survey versions were deployed between May 2020 and March 2021 covering mental health, loneliness, activity, substance use, and discrimination, as well as COVID-19 symptoms, testing, treatment, and vaccination. A total of 104,910 All of Us Research Program participants, of whom over 73% were from communities traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research, completed 275,201 surveys; 9,693 completed all six surveys

Fitbit step counts clarify the association between activity and chronic disease risk
Nature Medicine, October 11, 2022

Using electronic health records data from the All of Us Research Program, we show that higher daily step counts in data collected over several years of Fitbit fitness tracker use were associated with lower risk of common, chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, gastroesophageal reflux disease, depression, obesity and sleep apnea.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the All of Us Research Program.
Hedden Sarra L et al. American journal of epidemiology 2022 10

Before the pandemic, the program was enrolling approximately 12,500 participants per month at more than 400 clinic sites. In March 2020, all in-person activity at sites and by engagement partners was paused to develop processes and procedures for in-person activities that incorporate strict safety protocols because of the pandemic. In addition, the program adopted new data collection methodologies to reduce the need for in-person activities. Through February 2022, 224 clinic sites have reactivated in-person activity, and all enrollment and engagement partners have adopted new data collection methodologies that can be completed remotely.

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