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All of Us Research Program

Join the All of Us Research Program to receive health information while building our country’s biggest and most diverse health data resource.

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The future of health begins with you

At the moment, health care is often one-size-fits-all. But imagine a future where your healthcare is tailored to you. We want to make that future possible. How? By creating one of the largest health databases of its kind. Gundersen Health System is part of the All of Us Research Program, from the National Institutes of Health. The All of Us Research Program has a simple mission. We want to speed up health research. To do this, we’re asking one million people to share their health information. In the future, researchers can use this to conduct thousands of studies.
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Get health information that matters to you, including DNA, at no cost

When you join All of Us, you get information about yourself, like your weight and blood pressure. You can also choose to get your DNA results, including information that could potentially impact your health. 

How the program works


Participants share data


Data is protected


Researchers study data


Participants get information


Researchers share discoveries

Your questions, answered

Why should I join the All of Us Research Program?

If you join, you will be contributing to research that may improve health for everyone and for future generations. Our goal is to understand how different factors together affect health and speed up research to develop new and tailored treatments. Here are some examples of what researchers might be able to discover from their research:

  • Better tests to see if people are sick or are at risk of getting sick
  • Better mobile apps to encourage healthy habits
  • Better information about which or how much of a medicine is right for each person

Also, you will be able to see your All of Us information, which might be interesting to you. It may help you learn about your health. Adult participants may also learn about their DNA, if they choose to. Participants can share any information they receive from All of Us with their doctor, if they choose. 

What type of DNA results can All of Us give me?

Depending on your age, we plan to look at different types of information in your DNA. We expect this will include information about:

  • Your genetic ancestry (where your family might have lived hundreds of years ago)
  • Your genetic traits, such as why you might love or hate cilantro
  • Whether you may have an increased risk of developing a serious health condition, such as cancer or heart disease
  • How your body might react to certain medicines
  • Other health-related information

As we learn more about DNA, we may be able to add more types of DNA results to this list. 

How does All of Us protect my DNA information?

The All of Us Research Program stores blood, saliva, and urine samples in a secure lab called a biobank. We store DNA information taken from the samples in a secure database at our Data and Research Center. The information we share with researchers does not contain your name or other information that could directly identify you. Also, researchers who want to study samples or DNA information must agree to strict rules before we will share samples with them.

All of Us will not sell your health information to anyone. We also have privacy and security safeguards in place to protect your information and your identity.

Here are a few examples of how we keep your data safe:

  • We follow all federal, state, and local laws and regulations for keeping information safe
  • We also have Certificates of Confidentiality from the U.S. government. They will help us fight legal demands (such as a subpoena) to give out information that could identify you.
  • We have strict internal policies and procedures to make sure your data is not misused
  • We store information on secure computers. We limit and keep track of who can see it.
  • We have security experts who have done and will keep doing thorough security testing
  • We will tell you if there is a risk to your privacy because of a data breach 

Will you study my disease or condition?

Researchers will use the data collected by the All of Us Research Program to study many different diseases and conditions. It is up to each researcher to decide what they study. You can learn more about the research being done at our website,

If I join the All of Us Research program, will it change my healthcare?

No. All of Us is a research program. It is not medical care. You can keep your current health care team even if you decide to join the All of Us Research Program. 

Does it cost anything to join?

Joining the All of Us Research Program is free and won’t cost you anything more than a little bit of your time. All activities are free.  

Will I get paid?

If we ask you in the future to go to an All of Us partner center to be physically measured and give blood or urine samples and you decide to do it, we will offer you a one-time compensation of $25. It may be in the form of cash, a gift card or an electronic voucher. 

Be 1 in a million

Join now and help power medical research. Fill out the form to get in touch with an All of Us Research Program enrollment specialist.  

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I signed up for the All of Us Research Program because I wanted to be part of making a difference in the world and in the lives of others. I believe that they can do that through this program, so I’m thrilled to be able to be a participant.

Completing your enrollment

After you join, you can choose to visit any of our Gundersen Health System enrollment sites, where you’ll have your measurements taken and provide blood and/or urine samples to receive your DNA results.


Gundersen Sparta Clinic

1111 West Wisconsin Street (State Highway 16)
Sparta, WI 54656

(608) 269-6731
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All of Us is a research program run by the National Institutes of Health, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We're here to answer your questions about joining. 

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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