Expert Shares How All of Us Research Program Can Change Health Outcomes for Everyone

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The word is spreading.

More folks are learning about the All of Us Research Program and the potential benefits of the campaign. Pastor Robert Maxie of Liberty Church of Baton Rouge hosted Dr. Deirdre Barfield, senior medical director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana for an in depth talk about the campaign on Liberty BR Podcast.

Pastor Maxie was candid. “I was always scared of big brother getting all of my information,” he shared. “I want to talk about that, and why people should be part of the program.” Maxie goes on to  state what many feel anxiety about giving an entity access to personal data, medical or otherwise but there’s a reason to push.

“All of us have had that fear,” countered Dr. Barfield. “We want to keep our information close, but this information is used to better our lives. It’s to be used to take better care of us.” The doctor goes on to explain that the campaign’s goal is to help the medical field “make better, informed, and more precise decisions”. According to Dr. Barfield, multiple factors, ranging from where you reside to what you eat to your job, may impact health outcomes and the program’s goal is to use data…


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