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.
Here is his TEDx talk.