On Friday, August 3, the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program van visited Peekskill, parking right outside the HRHCare Jeannette J. Phillips Health Center. Representatives from the offices of Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, and NYS Senator Terrence Murphy joined over 150 Peekskill residents who climbed onboard to speak with trained All of Us representatives and learn how providing their medical information could change the future of health care. Six people were enrolled in the program during the van’s visit that day, bringing HRHCare’s number of participants up to 262.
HRHCare is honored to have been selected by the NIH to be a part of the nationwide All of Us Research Program. This program is seeking one million participants to provide their medical information to help create prevention, treatment, and care plans that accurately reflect the diversity of our nation’s citizens.
The All of Us van’s trip to Peekskill came right before other National Health Center Week events that HRHCare hosted throughout its’ service area between August 13 and 18. National Health Center Week is designated by the National Association of Community Health Centers as a time to celebrate America’s community health centers for their incredible work.