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Health Cards replaced with Food Handler Safety Training Cards

Out with the old and in with the new. Effective Jan. 2, 2013 the Health Card Program is being replaced with the Food Handler Safety and Certification Program. Health cards will no longer be available or required for massage therapists, reflexologists, aestheticians, health club attendants, child care employees, adult group care staff, barbers, and tattoo/body art/permanent makeup artists. However, some of those professions may still have required testing or medical screening. To see a chart illustrating the new requirements or to read more about the changes, visit the health cards webpage at

Activity program now offered in Spanish

We have launched a Spanish-language version of our popular online program, Walk Around Nevada (WAN). WAN participants track their activity as they “virtually” walk around the state logging 1,442 miles in the process. They can track their mileage as they log in the number of steps or miles they’ve completed and a red line marks their tour of the state.

To check out the program in English, go to To check out the program in Spanish, go to

It’s not too late to a get a flu shot

Have you had a flu shot yet? We encourage everyone to protect themselves and their loved ones during the holiday season by getting flu shot. Flu shots are beneficial and effective even if they are received in December and January.

To find a flu clinic near you, visit

New location filling up

Our new home, centrally located at 330 S. Valley View Blvd., has been filling up with displaced program staff since September. The vast building now hosts most Environmental Health programs (except Solid Waste & Compliance), Immunizations, Children’s Services, Volunteer Services and administration support programs, such as Finance, Information Technology and the Public Information Office. More programs are slated to move into the building after the first of the year.

For up-to-date information about services at the new location, go to

We hope you have enjoyed our final issue of the "Retro Perspective," which commenorates the health district's 50th anniversary. Look for new issues of the "Perspective" in 2013. We wish you a happy and healthy New Year!

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