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SPRING 2013

New & Noteworthy

How do I?

How can we help you find what you’re looking for on the Southern Nevada Health District website? With more than 3,000 webpages, finding what you need can be a daunting challenge. In response, we’ve revamped the “How Do I?” function. We’ve changed the layout so you begin with one of six options:

  1. Apply for
  2. Get a copy of
  3. Report
  4. Locate a clinic
  5. Find
  6. Build

Once you have an idea of what you want to do, click on the down arrow to find out what we offer. It’s simple and convenient. The “How Do I?” is located on the home page, and a link is provided at the top of every webpage.

Hepatitis screening

We have partnered with the Community Counseling Center to provide testing and education for hepatitis B and C and HIV, as well as hepatitis A and B vaccinations, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-6 p.m. and on Thursdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one in 30 baby boomers is infected with hepatitis C, and most are not aware of their infection. Clients who test positive for hepatitis receive counseling and follow up from Community Counseling Center staff and its partner, First Medical of Southern Nevada.

Set your clocks, check your stocks!

The start of Daylight Savings is a great time to check your preparedness kit to ensure your emergency stockpiles are not missing any items. Check to ensure food hasn’t expired, change batteries in radios, update family information and review communication plans. Your kit should include enough supplies to sustain everyone in the household for up to three weeks. Visit the Disaster Supply Kit webpage to learn more about creating a kit and download a calendar to making shopping for your kit easier.

Let's recycle, Clark County

Recycling has become more popular over the past several years and finding a recycling center has just gotten easier! Clark County Recycles is located on our website and lists all recycling centers permitted in Clark County and what items they are permitted to recycle. Simply select the type of recyclable material from the drop down menu to locate a permitted facility in Clark County. Click on the company name to view all recyclables accepted by the facility. Not all facilities can accept recycling from individuals so be sure to check the company profile. The profile will indicate if they only accept materials from businesses. Visit Clark County Recycles to find out more.

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