2016 News Archive
The Southern Nevada Health District is moving from its current location at 330 S. Valley View Blvd. to its new public health center, 280 S. Decatur Blvd. at Decatur and Meadows Lane. Services will be impacted Friday, Jan. 22 and Monday, Jan. 25. All services and clinics will be available at the new location starting Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 8 a.m.
People who quit smoking reap benefits just 20 minutes after they put out their last cigarette when their heart rate drops back to normal. It is one of the most common resolutions people make and from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, Dr. Daliah Wachs is hosting an event called New Year – New Lungs to encourage Southern Nevadans to give up the habit.
The Southern Nevada Health District has moved to its new public health center, 280 S. Decatur Blvd. at Decatur and Meadows Lane. However, due to unforeseen delays some services will be impacted longer than previously expected.
Walk Around Nevada with the Southern Nevada Health District's latest app. This free, online program helps participants increase physical activity by virtually logging 1,442 miles as they walk around the state.
The Southern Nevada Health District reminds people with diabetes that self-management is crucial to staying well and keeping the disease in check. To assist, the Health District offers a free, diabetes self-management program called Care4life, which can be accessed online or via mobile phones making it a convenient and easy option for diabetes self-management.
Love your heart . . . love your loved ones . . .heart disease remains the leading cause of death in Nevada and across the country. To commemorate American Heart Month, the Southern Nevada Health District is joining the national Million Hearts campaign to prevent more than one million heart attacks and strokes in the United States.
Sunday, Feb. 7 marks the 15th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to encourage African-Americans to learn their HIV status.
Just as those New Year’s resolutions are starting to wane, the Southern Nevada Health District is launching its annual 10-in-10 Challenge, the online program that helps participants both cut and burn more calories. The free program kicks off Monday, Feb. 22 and participants can sign up on the Get Healthy Clark County website, Get Healthy Clark County 10-in-10 Challenge. The program is also available in Spanish on www.VivaSaludable.org.
The Southern Nevada Health District has identified a 128 percent increase in reported syphilis cases in Clark County since 2012 and is now considering the increase to be an outbreak for early syphilis cases.
The Southern Nevada Health District is hosting an open house at its newest public health center at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. at Decatur and Meadows Lane from 10 a.m. to noon today, Tuesday, March 8.
A briefing of the 2016 Nevada County Health Rankings. The County Health Rankings are released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI).
Health District kicks off grant–funded nutrition incentive program as part of National Nutrition Month
The Southern Nevada Health District was recently awarded grant funding from Wholesome Wave to support nutrition incentive programs and to increase access and affordability of fruits and vegetables for more than 120,000 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households in the Las Vegas Valley.
It's time to kick some butt(s)... Wednesday, March 16 is national Kick Butts Day, a nationwide initiative, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to stop tobacco use by children and young adults.
The Southern Nevada Health District is hosting a briefing of the 2016 Nevada County Health Rankings today. The Rankings are released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) and measure the health of nearly all counties in the nation and rank them within states. The briefing will be held at the Health District's main facility at 280 S. Decatur Blvd., from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. in the Red Rock Conference Room.
March 24 is World TB Day, the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced he identified M. tuberculosis, the bacteria responsible for one of the world's most dreaded diseases. Today, tuberculosis affects approximately two billion people worldwide. This year's theme is Unite to END TB.
The Southern Nevada Health District has received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that a Clark County resident has tested positive for the Zika virus. The patient is an adult male who recently traveled to Guatemala.
The Southern Nevada Health District's Laughlin Public Health Center is moving to a new location on Monday, April 4, 2016, at 55 Civic Way, Laughlin, NV, and will be conveniently co-located with services offered by Clark County. The office will be closed on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 through Friday, April 1, 2016 to accommodate the relocation.
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting the second confirmed case of Zika virus in a Clark County resident. The patient is an adult female who recently traveled to Brazil.
It is STD Awareness Month, and the Southern Nevada Health District is offering free rapid HIV testing 8 a.m. – noon, Monday through Friday through the end of April.
Community Baby Bash Immunizations & Health Fair, April 16 Health fair kicks off National Infant Immunization Week
Measles, mumps, pertussis, chickenpox . . .these childhood illnesses are not eradicated. National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), April 16-23, is an opportunity to remind parents to check their tots' vaccine status. The Southern Nevada Health District, Immunize Nevada, and the Junior League of Las Vegas have teamed up to present the Community Baby Bash Immunizations & Health Fair, from 9 a.m. – noon, on Saturday, April 16 at the Health District's main public health center, located at 280 S. Decatur at Meadows Lane. This free event will offer no cost childhood immunizations for Vaccines For Children-eligible babies and toddlers.
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting the third confirmed case of Zika virus in a Clark County resident. The patient is an adult female who recently traveled to the Dominican Republic.
The Southern Nevada Health District announced its 2016 Public Health Heroes, recognition given to individuals or organizations whose efforts positively affect the health and well-being of the community. This year’s Public Health Heroes, Dr. Narbeh Ghazarian and Sara McCrea, were honored at today’s Southern Nevada District Board of Health meeting.
The Southern Nevada Health District has expanded its family planning services with a new clinic at the 280 S. Decatur Blvd. public health center. Services at the new Decatur location include pregnancy testing, birth control, emergency contraception, health assessment, gynecological examination, reproductive health counseling, heath education, and referrals.
The Southern Nevada Health District is seeking public input on its Community Health Assessment. A Community Health Assessment identifies a community's health-related needs and strengths, as well as the resources available to address and improve health outcomes. The completion of the draft assessment was a collaborative effort that included a number of community organizations and individuals.
This Mother's Day, the Southern Nevada Health District encourages moms to give the gift of health to themselves and their children by quitting tobacco use.
Are you at risk for hepatitis? May is Hepatitis Awareness Month.
The days of triple digit temperatures are here and the Southern Nevada Health District reminds visitors and residents alike to stay safe and healthy this summer. An excessive heat watch is in effect later this week and daytime temperatures are expected to reach 110 degrees during the weekend. There are actions that everyone can take to stay safe during the summer.
The Southern Nevada Health District will be closing its Henderson Public Health Center located at 520 E. Lake Mead Pkwy., Henderson, NV, 89015, on Friday, June 24, 2016.
The Health District’s Vector Surveillance Program has identified St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE)-positive mosquito pools in the 89104, 89120, 89146, and 89191 zip codes.
The Southern Nevada Health District is encouraging dads who smoke to celebrate this Father’s Day by quitting.
The Southern Nevada Health District and AIDS Healthcare Foundation today launched an HIV/STD mobile testing unit to coincide with National HIV Testing Day.
The Southern Nevada Health District’s Vector Surveillance Program has identified a sharp increase in St. Louis Encephalitis-positive mosquitoes since it first reported positive mosquito pools earlier this month.
The Southern Nevada Health District will begin offering Food Handler Safety Training Card services to the public at Henderson City Hall, 240 Water Street, Henderson, NV 89105 on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Services will be available Monday – Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Southern Nevada Health District’s Vector Surveillance Program has identified the first West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes of the season. One West Nile virus submission pool totaling three mosquitos was identified in the 89032 ZIP code. Additionally, a horse in the 89021 ZIP code has tested positive for West Nile virus.
The Southern Nevada Health District and the Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) announce the grand opening of the Aroma Café, operated by an individual who is visually impaired, inside the Health District’s main facility located at 280 S. Decatur Blvd, on August 4, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. The event will feature speakers from the Health District and DETR.
National Farmers Market Week is August 7 – 13. In an effort to encourage all Southern Nevadans to visit local farmers markets and access seasonal fruit and vegetables as part of a healthy diet, the Health District and its partner Wholesome Wave are continuing a nutrition incentive program launched in March for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients.
What is the CHIP? It is more than an acronym. It is the first, multi-agency Community Health Improvement Plan and serves as a template to address health disparities in Southern Nevada. It is a collaborative effort of government agencies, health care providers, non-profits, and academia; a document focused on three priority areas with measures for success.
Rushing around to prepare for back to school? Parents and guardians don’t need to wait until the last minute to check immunizations off the list. The Southern Nevada Health District is urging everyone to beat the back-to-school rush by bringing their pre-schoolers, kindergartners, and 7th graders for mandatory vaccinations to one of the Health District’s public health centers.
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting its first human case of West Nile virus in Southern Nevada in 2016. The individual, a female over the age of 50, was hospitalized with the more serious neuroinvasive form of the illness and has since been released.
The Southern Nevada Health District’s Environmental Health Division conducted an investigation regarding the distribution of packages of Sea Port Products Corp.’s bay scallops, which are currently linked to a hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii. To date, the Health District is not investigating any cases of hepatitis A associated with the current outbreak.
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting its first human case of St. Louis Encephalitis in Clark County since 2007.
September is ‘National Preparedness Month’ Health District encourages community to ‘make a kit, make a plan’
Disasters and emergencies are, by nature, unpredictable. That does not mean people cannot be prepared. September is National Preparedness Month and the Southern Nevada Health District encourages families, businesses, schools, and other community members to create preparedness plans and to learn about the types of emergencies that can occur in our community.
Flu season is around the corner. The Southern Nevada Health District’s flu vaccine clinics will begin Tuesday, Sept. 20.
A fear of falling is a real fear for many older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 734,000 people were admitted to the hospital after treatment in an emergency department in 2013, and 25,500 older adults died from unintentional falls. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older adults.
The Southern Nevada Health District encourages the Valley’s Hispanic residents to learn their HIV status and to get tested as part of National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Saturday, Oct. 15.
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting its first flu-related death in Clark County for the 2016-2017 season.
The Southern Nevada Health District’s LGBT tobacco prevention program CRUSH and the organizers of the 2016 PRIDE Festival are pleased to announce this year’s two-day festival will be smoke-free. In addition to traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes and vaping products will not be allowed at the festival.
As flu season approaches, the Southern Nevada Health District is reminding everyone that in addition to getting a flu shot, keeping your hands clean is an important step you can take to stay healthy and stop the spread of germs.
How many servings of fruit and vegetables do you need, and how many are you actually consuming? The Southern Nevada Health District’s newest app, Half My Plate, can assist.
Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States with approximately 9.3 percent of the population impacted. That translates to about 29.1 million Americans who have diabetes with 8.1 million of them undiagnosed, according to the American Diabetes Association (2015).
The Southern Nevada Health District’s Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, in collaboration with Union Contra la Diabetes, will hold a health fair called Celebrando tu Salud during American Diabetes Month.
The Great American Smokeout debuted in 1976 as an opportunity for smokers to give up the habit for just one day with hope the decision would lead to a permanent change. This year, the American Cancer Society has designated Thursday, Nov. 17 as the Great American Smokeout. The Southern Nevada Health District encourages smokers in the community to participate and to commit to a long-term plan to quit for good.
The 39th World AIDS Day is Thursday, Dec. 1. The Southern Nevada Health District, the Southern Nevada HIV Consortium, and community partners encourage everyone to learn his or her HIV status.
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a 19 percent increase in flu activity in Clark County over the same period last year. To date, there have been 31 confirmed cases and one flu-related death in an adult over the age of 65.
Health District Clinical Services unavailable the morning of Wednesday Dec. 7 Services resume at 1:30 p.m.
The Southern Nevada Health District’s Clinical Services programs will be closed the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 7 due to a staff meeting and training session. All services will resume at 1:30 p.m.
Today the Southern Nevada Health District joins public health partners and advocates in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act. The Act was passed by a majority of Nevada voters on November 7, 2006 and took effect on December 8 of that same year. This initiative was a tremendous milestone for public health and a win for the residents and visitors of Nevada who were afforded increased protections from secondhand smoke in many public places and indoor places of employment.
The Southern Nevada Health District encourages everyone to spread good cheer and happiness this holiday season, not foodborne illnesses. Family feasts and gatherings with friends are a significant part of many traditions, and food safety is the most important ingredient everyone should be adding to their holiday meals.
The Southern Nevada Health District’s public health centers at 280 S. Decatur in Las Vegas, 830 Hafen Way in Mesquite, 55 Civic Way in Laughlin, and the Environmental Health Division programs at the City Las Vegas’ Development Services offices at 333 S. Rancho will close at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23.
Updated on: July 27, 2020