Establishing a National Engagement Strategy for Recruiting Asian Americans and Other Minorities into Biomedical Research

Fornessa T. Randal, Siya Qi, Paula Lozano, Yicklun Mo, Jennifer Oh, Susan Choi, Ange Hwang, Angie Lobo, Kate Hilton-Hayward, Helen Sun, Darling Richiez, Anthony Nguyen, Kate Moraras, Helen Lam, Karen E. Kim

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Background: The All of Us Research Program seeks to advance precision medicine and reduce health disparities by recruiting people in demographic categories that are under-represented in biomedical research. Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are the most understudied of all racial/ethnic groups in the United States. We propose a national engagement strategy for the recruitment of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders into biomedical research using a community-based participatory research approach. Methods: We partnered with Asian serving community-based organizations across the United States to increase education and awareness and developed a culturally and linguistically tailored approach for the engagement of AANHPIs into All of Us Research Program. Results: In the first year, our national engagement strategy reached more than 35,000 AANHPIs through promotional events and educational sessions. Conclusions: Our success is a result of our equal and mutu-ally beneficial partnership with community-based organizations who have access to rich, local knowledge and hold a unique role within the community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-359
Number of pages11
JournalProgress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science

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