We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta February 17-19, 2023!
Browse the page below to see our 2022 highlights!
The tour is hosted by the Black Greek Letter Consortium (BGLC), which is made up of the nine National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations, also known as the Divine Nine (D9). These historically Black fraternities and sororities support the mission of the All of Us Research Program to advance health equity for those considered underrepresented in biomedical research.
Developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the All of Us Research Program looks to enable a new era in medicine in which researchers, health care professionals, and patients work together to develop individualized care.
Clark Atlanta University was the historically black college and university (HBCU) education partner on Friday, April 22 from 12-4pm. The research symposium event included conversations with Dr. Michelle R.J. Hamlet from the National Institutes of Health, the Resilient JEM (Jade E. Mathis) and Yard Talk 101. Emory University and the Morehouse School of Medicine were on-site for the research symposium. Watch Research Symposium HERE.
The NPHC Councils of Atlanta Metroplex hosted the Community Day event on Saturday, April 23, at East Point Downtown Commons, located at 2714 East Point Street in East Point, GA. The event took place from 12:00pm - 4:00pm and featured music, line dancing, stepping, performances, a kids corner, and presenters to speak about health and medical research. Saturday’s event iwas supported by the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI), The Atlanta Black Nurses Association, Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and the Atlanta NAACP.
Who is BWHI?
The Black Women’s Health Imperative is a national community partner of the All of Us Research Program.
All of Us wants to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. To do this, they are asking one million people to lead the way to provide the types of information that can help create individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us.
BWHI is calling on Black women to volunteer for this important program. We hope you will help make history and change the future of health.
This could help researchers see how different things, like environment, lifestyle, and genes, can impact health. This may help develop new medical treatments that are unique to each person.
Who is DREF Research Matters?
The DREF awareness campaign entitled, “Research Matters: Creating Possibilities to Achieve Health and Wellness for “All of Us” focuses on the objective of creating awareness about how research matters in closing the health disparities gap. African Americans continue to have the highest incidence, prevalence, and mortality rates from chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, mental health, and HIV/AIDS, yet they contribute to only five percent of clinical trial participants in America.