Healthy Nevada Project Expands to Southern Nevada


The Healthy Nevada Project recently announced a statewide expansion – opening 25,000 testing slots in southern Nevada in a collaboration with University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC), which serves as the host-site for the Las Vegas area.

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC) welcomes the Healthy Nevada Project to the Las Vegas area. “In our support of a shared vision and goal to promote innovation in healthcare and grow a better future for our home state of Nevada, UMC is proud to host the Healthy Nevada Project,” says UMC CEO Mason VanHouweling. “We’re announcing 25,000 open appointments here in southern Nevada.”

The Healthy Nevada Project is a first-of-its-kind, community-based population health study that combines genetic, clinical, environmental and social data. The Project aspires not only to offer genetic testing to every Nevadan interested in learning more about their health and genetic profile but ultimately, to develop and expand the Project for communities across the United States to drive positive health outcomes nationwide.

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Renown Health President & CEO and President of the Renown Institute for Health Innovation, Tony Slonim, M.D., DrPH, FACHE, says, “We’re hopeful that we will be able to improve our state’s health rankings, but more importantly, provide a mechanism for people, our friends, our neighbors, our community members to learn a little bit more about their own health and change their behavior.”

The expansion to Las Vegas truly makes this the “Healthy Nevada Project” with a statewide impact making Nevada the only state in the U.S. to offer such a program.

The Healthy Nevada Project in Southern Nevada

With UMC welcoming the study, the Healthy Nevada Project is offering no-cost genetic testing through a simple spit sample to 25,000 study volunteers in the Las Vegas area. Study volunteers will take Helix’s clinical-grade DNA saliva test and will receive their ancestry and traits, at no cost, through the My Healthy Nevada Traits app.
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