In September 2016, Winnemucca residents helped make history by welcoming
a first-of-its-kind, community-based population health study.
Now local residents will have the chance to take part in phase two of this
landmark study, which combines clinical, genetic and environmental data
with the goal of providing personalized, precision medicine for individuals
while improving health statewide.
With phase two, the Healthy Nevada Project has expanded to an additional
40,000 northern Nevadans and will be coming to Humboldt General Hospital
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, to provide genetic testing
at no cost to study volunteers.
Residents who are interested in taking part are encouraged to schedule
a testing appointment at
HealthyNV.org or by calling 775-982-6914.
When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Where: Humboldt General Hospital, Sarah Winnemucca Conference Room, in Winnemucca
Book your appointment at HealthyNV.org
or call 775-982-6914
Study volunteers will take Helix’s DNA saliva test and automatically
receive access to the popular Helix-powered ancestry app, Geno 2.0 by
National Geographic, and a
Helix.com account that lets them explore additional DNA-powered products on the
Helix App store.
If study participants choose to complete a follow-up survey from the Healthy
Nevada Project, they will have the chance to pick an additional health
and wellness app specific to their individual genetic results.
The Healthy Nevada Project already visited Winnemucca June 21-22 with overwhelming
response. Dozens more volunteers are invited to take part August 1. To
learn more about the study, when testing is available and to make a testing
appointment, follow Healthy Nevada Project on
Twitter (@HealthyNV) or visit
“From the start, this project has been focused on improving health
statewide,” said Anthony Slonim, M.D., Dr.PH., FACHE, president
and CEO of Renown Health and president of Renown Institute for Health
“Healthcare organizations around the country are moving from solely
providing care inside hospital walls to improving health outcomes across
communities. It starts with health literacy, and this is the largest health
literacy project in the country. We are helping people understand their
risks and getting involved at the clinical level to help them live healthier
The project, which was launched jointly by Reno-based
Renown Health and the
Desert Research Institute (DRI), has made headlines nationwide and is putting Nevada at the forefront
of innovative healthcare.
Renown Institute for Health Innovation
is a collaboration between
Renown Health - a locally governed and locally owned, not-for-profit integrated healthcare
network serving Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California; and the
Desert Research Institute - a recognized world leader in investigating the effects of natural and
human-induced environmental change and advancing technologies aimed at
assessing a changing planet. Renown IHI research teams are focused on
integrating personal healthcare and environmental data with socioeconomic
determinants to help Nevada address some of its most complex environmental
health problems; while simultaneously expanding the state’s access
to leading-edge clinical trials and fostering new connections with biotechnology
and pharmaceutical companies. Learn more at