By the end of this year, one in 40 Nevadans will be part of a genetic study.
And that’s just the beginning. The Healthy USA Project is here.
What is the Healthy USA Project?
The Healthy USA Project is the brainchild of Reno, Nev.-based healthcare system, Renown Health, and world leader in environmental data, Desert Research Institute. This first-of-its-kind population health study combines genetic, clinical, environmental and social data in new ways to deliver personalized health data to individual study participants while ultimately improving health nationwide.
What It Means for the Individual
In addition to receiving genetic sequencing and ancestry information at no cost, we are notifying consenting study volunteers of their genetic risks for CDC Tier 1 conditions, providing genetic counseling and medical guidance to help them make lifestyle changes to prevent future disease.
What it Means for the Nation
Impacting – and improving – health for entire populations is at the heart of the Project. More than 35,000+ Nevadans have already joined. The rest of the country is next as we look to expand to new communities across the country.
People have this genetic tie
to high cholesterol
People are at higher risk for endometrial and colon cancers
BRCA 1 /
People have hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome
-Becker’s Hospital Review, Sept. 2016
-Tech Target: SearchHealthIT, June 2018
-Genome Web, Oct. 2018
-Joseph Grzymski, PhD, principal investigator told Fast Company, Sept. 2016
-Genome Web, March 2018
-Health IT Analytics, March 2018
-Healthcare Innovation, March 2018
-Anthony Slonim, MD, DrPH, Renown Health president & CEO told Hospital Peer Review, June 2018
-Vocativ, Sept. 2016
-Dr. Christopher Rowan, medical director of research told Reno Gazette-Journal, Oct. 2018