The future of health begins with you.

The All of Us Research Program has a simple mission:  to speed up health research breakthroughs. To do this, we’re asking one million people to help us lead the way in discovering better care for all of us.

What is the All of Us Research Program?

Creating the right health approaches and care for the right person is called precision medicine. Getting the right information to make that happen is the goal of the All of Us Research Program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

By understanding people’s health, neighborhood, family, and lifestyle, researchers will have information to better understand health and disease. This information is essential to create a healthier future for generations to come. To get there, we are creating the largest health data resource ever.

Meet Ray and learn what All of Us is all about.

What is the role of FiftyForward?

Last year, FiftyForward was honored to receive one of four new Community Engagement Partner Awards from the National Institutes of Health (click HERE to view the Press Release).  With this award, FiftyForward plans to educate, excite and facilitate enrollment in the All of Us Research Program by reaching out to historically underrepresented populations including older adults.  FiftyForward will also train peer ambassador volunteers to engage their communities and inspire others to enroll in this new and exciting research effort.

How can I learn more?

We are excited to once again partner with Vanderbilt Health to offer free presentations on the All of Us Research Program!  These free, informative sessions will take place at each of our FiftyForward centers this summer.  These are open to the community as well.  Please contact the FiftyForward location nearest you to see when their date is scheduled.  Light refreshments provided!  Additionally, we are offering private “tech help” assistance for those that are interested in joining the program but not comfortable with a computer.  Again, contact your FiftyForward center to schedule an appointment for these.

All of Us Team

Kelsey Mahaffey, FiftyForward All of Us Project Director

As former center director of FiftyForward Madison Station, Kelsey has more than 16 years’ experience with the agency and older adults.  Moving to Nashville from Texas, she began her career as a recreation therapist.  Kelsey is excited to be a part of the All of Us team as it works to educate and inspire the community about the benefits of the All of Us Research Program.

Kelsey can be reached by email: kmahaffey@fiftyforward.org or 615-743-3431

Barbara Hunt, FiftyForward All of Us Outreach and Administrative Assistant

Formally trained as a physical therapist, Barbara has a heart for serving older adults.  Originally from South Carolina, she has been in Tennessee for 21 years.  She regularly supports the FiftyForward Supportive Care Services team with various tasks and will use her skills to contribute to the All of Us Research Program.

Barbara can be reached by email: bhunt@fiftyforward.org or 615-743-3415

To learn more about the program, click HERE.

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