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.
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Updated on: October 11, 2018