The Dish | Meet the All of Us Chief Engagement Officer – Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron

The Dish | Meet the All of Us Chief Engagement Officer – Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron


[DR. DARA RICHARDSON-HERON]
Hello. I’m Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, the chief Engagement Officer for the All of Us Research Program. I am incredibly excited to be
part of this bold research effort. You know, when Eric invited me to film a guest
video blog I was ecstatic to have the opportunity to introduce myself and tell you a little
bit about what my team and I are working on. You know, I often describe myself as a
physician by trade and an advocate by choice, and I came to the All of Us Research Program
after initially serving on the advisory board and also after having spent more than 20 years
leading health, wellness, and social justice initiatives at other organizations, including
the YWCA of the USA, Susan G. Komen, and United Cerebral Palsy Association. Throughout my life and career I’ve been
passionate about engaging and empowering people; that’s my calling. And in my role as the All of Us chief
engagement officer, I lead our program’s efforts to build strong, meaningful, and mutually beneficial
relationships with our vitally important community of participants, which includes individuals,
and communities, and health care provider organizations. Now you may think I’m biased, but I truly
believe that the invaluable work we’re doing, and that is the work of engagement—it’s
at the heart and soul of the All of Us Research Program. Indeed the only way we can improve
health care for all is by making sure that everyone is willing to participate in health research,
including communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in research. Our success in this regard will define the
success of our overall program, and our goal is as simple as it is ambitious: We want our
work to significantly enhance the future of health care in America, and we are
absolutely determined to be successful. In future videos, I look forward to sharing
more about our specific engagement goals and plans. But for now, thanks for
watching and see you again soon.

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