Genes and Journeys: Bridging Gaps in Medical and Societal Accessibility

Wed Apr 17 2024 at 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm UTC-04:00

1901 Vine St | Philadelphia

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Genes and Journeys: Bridging Gaps in Medical and Societal Accessibility
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Take a deep dive into the future of healthcare and accessibility!
About this Event

Join the Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library, All of Us Pennslyvania, SciStarter, Vision Zero Philadelphia, Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction, and the Network of the National Library of Medicine for an event where we take a deep dive into the future of healthcare and accessibility.

Register here, on Eventbrite, to attend in-person at the Skyline Room in the Parkway Central Library, or register on Zoom to attend the online option. http://bit.ly/parkwaycentralzoom

ABOUT THE EVENT

In this event, community leaders will begin a conversation about how healthcare research and our communities haven't always included all demographics and types of people -- and how this can change with a little help from YOU.

Join this event for an introduction to DNA and healthcare research from the All of Us Research Program, an introduction to a citizen science project that empowers people to monitor radon (a health hazard), a talk about traffic safety, and for a hands-on activity where you'll get to go outside and monitor climate impacts.

All people, of all backgrounds, are welcome to contribute!

The formal conversation starts at 6 PM ET in the Skyline Room at the Parkway Central Library, but come at 5 PM ET for snacks, tabling with the below partners, the opportunity to sign up for the All of Us Research Program, and hands-on citizen science activities where you can do more real science. After the conversation ends at 7 PM ET, we'll stick around for more informal interaction and fun!

ABOUT THE PARTNERS

The All of Us Research Program

The mission of the All of Us Research Program is simple: We want to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. We're asking one million people just like you to help.

To get there, we are creating the largest health data resource ever. The health data you share will be added to the All of Us Research Program database that researchers can access and conduct studies. This information is essential to creating a healthier future for generations to come and may lead to the next medical breakthrough.

We hope you will help make history and change the future of health. Please review the following study enrollment steps to learn more about the process.

If you’re ready to create an account to begin your consents and surveys, please visit https://www.joinallofus.org/en/get-started-step1 to get started.

If you’d like to schedule your one-time enrollment visit, please schedule online or call 800-664-0480. An All of Us agent is available to answer any questions you may have.

SciStarter

SciStarter is the world's biggest citizen science organization, with thousands of projects, events, and tools added for millions of citizen scientists to discover. Citizen science is any way a member of the public can move scientific research forward, often by collecting and analyzing data for research projects. This April, we're trying to galvanize a million acts of science by people all over the world. Learn more: https://CitizenScienceMonth.org.

Parkway Central Branch

The Free Library of Philadelphia is a public library system that has been serving Philadelphians since 1891. With 55 locations and over 1.5 million people served each year, its mission is to “advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity.” The Free Library is proud to host thousands of free programs every year, which most notably include storytimes, after-school programs, computer classes, job-search workshops, and English as a second language conversation groups. The Free Library’s Science & Wellness department is thrilled to partner with both local health organizations and national health & research organizations to promote health literacy in our communities. https://libwww.freelibrary.org/locations/parkway-central-library

Vision Zero Philadelphia

Vision Zero Philadelphia is a collaborative effort led by the City of Philadelphia to improve traffic safety on city streets. Member organizations with a variety of backgrounds and expertise work together toward our goal of zero traffic deaths. Our work empowers communities, designs and builds safe streets, promotes safe and healthy modes of transportation, and enacts policies across all sectors and levels of government. Philadelphia is just one of more than 45 cities across the United States that have joined the Vision Zero Network and its commitment to eliminate traffic fatalities. https://www.phila.gov/programs/vision-zero-philadelphia/

Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction (CR3)

Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction (CR3) empowers youth to take charge of their future by addressing indoor air quality concerns related to radon gas. Through initiatives like the PYA for Radon Reduction and the CR3 Radon School Calendar programs, we equip young individuals with the knowledge and tools to combat indoor air quality and safeguard their health. Together, we're fostering a generation of informed and proactive individuals who are committed to creating healthier indoor environments and mitigating the impact of radon and climate change. Join us in empowering youth to take action for a safer, healthier future for all. https://citizensforradioactiveradonreduction.org/

The Network of the National Library of Medicine All of Us Program Center

The NNLM All of Us Program Center (NAPC) works with public libraries to help communities participate in biomedical research, like the All of Us Research Program, and to support the health information needs of their communities.

We support All of Us to engage those interested in becoming a participant and to provide value for those who are currently participating in the program. https://allofus.nnlm.gov/

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

1901 Vine St, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, United States

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