National health and research project comes to Bethany Park in KCK

The All of Us Journey to Health Traveling Exhibit will be at Bethany Park, 1120 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, through May 10. (Submitted photo)

The public has a chance to participate in a national health and research project today through May 10 at Bethany Park, 1120 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

The Central Avenue Betterment Association is the local host for the All of Us Journey to Health Traveling Exhibit, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 7 through May 10 at Bethany Park.

The exhibit is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. It will raise awareness about health and the All of Us Research Program, and will gather genetic, biological, environmental, health and lifestyle data from 1 million or more volunteers who live in the United States. The participants will share information about their health over time.

The All of Us Research Program will be at Bethany Park, 1120 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, through May 10. (Submitted photo)

Edgar Galicia, executive director of CABA, said this is a biobank that will gather data for health at the molecular level from people. The data will be available to researchers, without individual names being revealed, and the researchers will conduct studies in order to cure diseases.

Galicia said this event is free and open to the public. Those who are asked to provide samples and decide to participate may be paid $25 in a gift card, cash or electronic voucher.

According to a spokesman for the All of Us Research Program, this traveling exhibit is an attempt to include all communities in clinical and biomedical research.

Participants in the All of Us Research Program will be able to access their own health information, summary data about the entire participant community and information about studies and findings that come from the All of Us Research Program.

For more information about the program, visit JoinAllofUs.org/juntos.

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