WAUSAU – Starting Jan. 14, Marshfield Clinic Health System will begin enrolling participants in the Wausau area in the All of Us Research Program, a nationwide effort to gather data from 1 million or more people living in the U.S. to accelerate research and improve health.

The Health System has been enrolling participants in Marshfield since February 2018. People will soon be able to enroll at Marshfield Clinic Wausau Center, 2727 Plaza Drive.

“The All of Us Research Program aims to change the face of medical care from one size fits all to one that takes into account our individual differences. It is one of the most ambitious projects sponsored by the National Institutes of Health,” said Murray Brilliant, Ph.D., lead investigator for All of Us Wisconsin and director of Marshfield Clinic Research Institute’s Center for Precision Medicine Research, in a news release. “Our vision for All of Us Wisconsin is to offer the opportunity to join this program to the entire state.”

All of Us enrollment sites in Wisconsin are currently in Marshfield, Madison and Milwaukee. The Research Institute plans to have additional research sites in the Chippewa Falls area in 2019.

People ages 18 and older, regardless of health status, are able to enroll.

To start the participant journey, go to JoinAllofUs.org to create an account, give your consent, agree to share your electronic health records and answer health surveys. An All of Us staff member may contact you for an in-person appointment to have your measurements (height, weight, blood pressure, etc.) taken and to give blood and urine samples. After completing these steps, you will receive a $25 gift card. You can call 888-633-9987 or email allofus@marshfieldresearch.org to set up an appointment.