One in a Million: Health Outreach and Programming with the All of Us Research Program & Public Libraries

To register for this event visit the NNLM 2024 Showcase Symposium hosted by vFairs.

The All of Us Research Program (All of Us) is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. 

Join us to learn about how libraries across the US have partnered with All of Us to engage their communities with health outreach and programming. 

The presentation will explore citizen and community science programming, serving communities underrepresented in biomedical research, community engagement strategies, examples of successful outreach, and opportunities for future collaboration and funding.


Lori Stearns, Keystone Wellness Programs Engagement Director, has more than 25 years of experience working in various aspects of public health. Currently the Engagement Director with All of Us Pennsylvania, part of the NIH-funded precision medicine research program housed at the University of Pittsburgh, she also recently served for seven years as Executive Director of Keystone Wellness Programs, a public health nonprofit. Lori was the Program Planning Administrator for the Breast Cancer Prevention Trial as part of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project and started her career with the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association. Lori is committed to achieving deliverables through effective project management and team leadership. With graduate degrees in Health Education from Penn State University and Leadership from Duquesne University, she is inspired by quality and integrity and thrives on leading mission-centered projects to improve the health of communities and individuals.

Michael Balkenhol (MLIS, University of Pittsburgh ‘14) is the Engagement Coordinator at the Network of the National Library of Medicine All of Us Program Center (NAPC) based at the University of Iowa and University of Pittsburgh. Michael works with public libraries and other partners to engage communities with health information outreach and programming projects. Before joining the NNLM in 2018, he worked as a children’s and teen librarian at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh with a focus on community engagement, programming, and outreach. Michael can be reached at

  • Identify partnership programs libraries initiated through the All of Us research Program to engage with their communities on health outreach and programming.
  • Adapt programs to meet your community’s health needs
  • Develop opportunities for collaboration when applying for grant funding

This project supports the mission of the NNLM by improving the public’s access to information and enabling them to make informed decisions about their health.

To register for this event visit the NNLM 2024 Showcase Symposium hosted by vFairs.


Class Details

Date(s): January 25, 2024
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.00
CE Categories: MLA
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Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Stefania Acosta Ramirez
Technical Assistance: Linda Loi

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