In TEDx Talk, Tony Slonim Addresses Community Health Study


Watch Renown Health President and CEO Tony Slonim, M.D., DrPH, FACHE, give a TEDx Talk about our community’s groundbreaking population health study. 

What if you were told that if you provide your DNA in a simple spit test, you could be healthier? Now what if it wasn’t just you, but also your family, neighbors, community, state or nation. Would you do it?

The Healthy Nevada Project is what some call the fastest clinical trial enrollment in the history of the country. All told, more than 35,000 people have already participated in genetic testing as part of it. Their goal: to arm themselves with information about their genetic risks for illness and disease so that we can improve population health.

Tony Slonim, M.D., DrPH, FACHE, is the president and CEO of Renown Health — the region’s largest, not-for-profit health system serving Nevada, Lake Tahoe and also the eastern Sierra. He is a national expert in patient safety, accountable care, healthcare quality and innovative care delivery models focused on improving health outcomes across the community.

He is the first physician in the U.S. to be quadruple board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine Critical Care and Pediatric Critical Care. He also has more than 100 publications and 15 textbooks to his name.

Here is his TEDx talk. 

Healthy Nevada Project

Renown Health and DRI launched the Healthy Nevada Project on September 15, 2016. This comprehensive approach to improving population health is focused on integrating personal healthcare and environmental data with socioeconomic determinants to help Nevada address some of its most complex environmental health problems. This study is helping DRI, Renown Health and Nevadans begin to understand how environmental factors and genetics can help predict who may be at risk, allow for quicker diagnoses, and encourage the development of more precise healthcare treatments.

Participate in the Study