By Susannah Buzard
On July 1st, the Research Literacy Connections for Tomorrow’s Cures campaign was launched between CISCRP and BlueCloud by HealthCare Point to provide funding in an effort to raise clinical research literacy for students and their families.
BlueCloud by HealthCarePoint is a free online directory that is open to the public, giving patients, research centers, and investigators access to create free accounts. BlueCloud’s network reaches more than 162 countries and is used by nearly one million healthcare professionals, 45 sponsors, 14 clinical research organizations, dozens of universities, and thousands of healthcare and clinical research stakeholders and site organizations. Each time a connection is made by users through the platform, CISCRP will receive a one dollar donation.
CISCRP is very excited about this new collaboration. The funds raised will directly support CISCRP’s new Traveling Museum exhibit designed to raise clinical research literacy among students and their families. The museum exhibit is currently in the design phase and will provide interactive learning to teach elementary through high school aged children about the role that clinical trials play in advancing public health and the importance and impact of clinical research participation. When it is completed, the Traveling Museum will visit twelve cities in the United States.
“Clinical trial participants give a profound gift that makes new medicines and medical discoveries possible,” said CISCRP’s Founder and Board Chair, Ken Getz. “But public knowledge about clinical research and public awareness and recognition of the gift of participation are very limited at this time. The new museum exhibit, with the help of Blue Cloud’s donation, provides an unprecedented opportunity to reach and educate elementary through high school aged children and their families.”
If you have questions or would like to learn more about this collaboration, please contact Rachel Minnick (Rminnick@ciscrp.org), Senior Manager, Marketing and Promotion.