What: Healthy Nevada Project
When: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Entire event will last until 6 p.m.
Where: Reno City Hall - Council Chamber & First Floor, 1 East First St. in Reno Testing: Appointments are encouraged and can be made between 1:30 and 5:15 p.m. Book your appointment at Reno.gov/HealthyNV or call 775-982-6914.
Interviews and Visuals:
- Remarks from Mayor Hillary Schieve, City of Reno; Anthony Slonim, M.D., Dr.PH., FACHE, president and CEO of Renown Health and president of Renown Institute for Health Innovation; and Kristen Averyt, Ph.D., President, Desert Research Institute
- Study volunteers, including Mayor Schieve, taking Helix’s DNA saliva test
“A recent study from the American Fitness Index found that Reno is the healthiest city tested in Nevada, but that we’re only in the top 50 nationwide,” Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said. “There is a big opportunity for improvement. But we have to know our community’s needs and where we can make strides to combat our health challenges. This testing can help unlock that knowledge.”
This visionary project launched 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. In the years ahead, Renown IHI – a collaboration between Renown and DRI – aspires to offer genetic testing to every Nevadan interested in learning more about their health and genetic profile, and ultimately, drive positive health outcomes statewide. Residents who are interested in taking part in the project are encouraged to learn more about this landmark study and sign up for testing appointments at HealthyNV.org, or call 775-982-6914.