Establishing a national engagement strategy for recruiting Asian Americans and other minorities into biomedical research

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February 21, 2022
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**Published in Progress in Community Health Partnerships (PCHP) volume 16.3. All rights reserved.**

Background: The All of Us Research Program (AoURP) seeks to advance precision medicine and reduce health disparities by recruiting people in demographic categories that are underrepresented in biomedical research. Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) are the most understudied of all racial/ethnic groups in the US. We propose a national engagement strategy for the recruitment of AANHPI into biomedical research using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach.
Methods: We partnered with Asian serving community base organizations (CBOs) across the US to increase education and awareness and developed a culturally and linguistically tailored approach for the engagement of AANHPIs into AoURP.
Results: In the first year, our national engagement strategy reached over 35,000 AANHPIs through promotional events and educational sessions.
Conclusions: Our success is a result of our equal and mutually beneficial partnership with CBOs who have access to rich, local knowledge and hold a unique role within the community.