Community Health Centers, Inc. Participates in “All of Us” Research Effort
1 of 46 community health centers nationwide to receive HHS and HRSA grant funding.
Winter Garden, FL – Community Health Centers, Inc. (CHC) continues to participate in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) “All of Us” Research Program.
All of Us is a national effort to gather data from one million U.S. residents to accelerate research and improve overall health by taking individuals’ differences in lifestyle, environment, biology and other factors into account.
Community health centers are vital to this effort as they can help engage participants within historically underserved communities, that are often not adequately represented in research programs.
“As an organization, we are proud to provide this voluntary opportunity to members of our community that may not have been able to participate in such valuable research programs previously, said Margaret Brennan, Community Health Centers, President and CEO. “Having a strong local community presence within a larger national research program is absolutely vital for inclusion and diversity purposes.”
CHC is one of only 3 recipients in the state of Florida to receive the $456,000 Advancing Precision Medicine supplemental grant award in FY2018. A total of $21 million was awarded from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). To date, CHC has had more than 5,200 voluntary patient engagements within the program.
CHC cares for more than 70,000 patients annually, while providing more than $78 million in community benefit and impact. For more information on Community Health Centers Inc., or to learn about available career opportunities, please visit www.chcfl.org