2017 News Archive
Beginning Monday, February 6, the Southern Nevada Health District’s East Las Vegas Public Health Center at 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Suites D-1 and E-12, will offer services Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Southern Nevada Health District continues to report increased flu activity in Clark County.
Love your heart . . . it will love you back. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in Nevada, accounting for 26.7 percent of deaths in the state in 2015. February is American Heart Month, and 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.
Tuesday, Feb. 7 marks the annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to encourage African-Americans to learn their HIV status. This year’s theme is “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper, Fight HIV/AIDS.”
Wednesday, March 15 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.
Touro University Nevada and the Southern Nevada Health District celebrated the opening of its newest facility in Henderson at 874 American Pacific Drive on the Touro campus. The Health District clinic is open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, and provides immunization services, including vaccines for infants, children, adolescents, and adults.
The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) was first introduced in August, and significant progress has been made since that time. The Southern Nevada Health District and its partners developed the plan to address public health disparities with an emphasis on three focus areas: access to care, policy and funding, and chronic diseases.
March is National Nutrition Month, and in keeping with this year’s theme, the Southern Nevada Health District is encouraging everyone to “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” The annual observance was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves as a reminder that every bite counts.
Each year, March 24 is recognized as World TB Day. It is the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced he identified M. tuberculosis, the bacteria responsible for the disease.
In an effort to increase access to healthy foods and beverages, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) and the Southern Nevada Health District developed a Nutrition Standards Policy for DETR’s Business Enterprise Program (BEN). The BEN program provides clients of DETR’s Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired with training and on-the-job-experience managing businesses in public buildings.
The Southern Nevada Health District has been working with the sports nutrition store, Nutrition Rush, to ensure it is operating appropriately and following the guidelines that fall within the Health District’s regulatory authority.
Syphilis was nearly eliminated in the United States as recently as the early 2000s; it is back and thriving with increases in rates among women, men, newborns, among all age groups, regions, and nearly every race and ethnicity nationwide. April is STD Awareness Month and this year’s focus is this syphilis resurgence and the importance of testing and treatment.
In an ongoing effort to reduce the transmission of bloodborne infections and their related health complications to people who share needles, the Southern Nevada Health District and Trac-B Exchange, in collaboration with the Nevada AIDS Research and Education Society (NARES), launched Southern Nevada’s first comprehensive needle exchange program, including a delivery component brand new to the United States-vending machines.
The Southern Nevada Health District, Immunize Nevada, Junior League of Las Vegas, and Health Plan of Nevada are commemorating National Infant Immunization Week with the annual Community Baby Bash Immunizations & Health Fair on Friday, April 28 from 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the 280 S. Decatur public health center.
Immunize Nevada is honoring the Southern Nevada Health District’s MeeKee Chong-Dao, RN and Lynda McCloskey, RN for their efforts to ensure Southern Nevadans, especially children, are vaccinated against preventable diseases. Both will be honored at the upcoming Silver Syringe awards, an annual event during National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), April 22-29.
Today, Dr. Laura Culley, UNLV School of Medicine Associate Dean for Community Engagement, was named the Southern Nevada Health District’s Public Health Hero for her efforts to develop a Mobile Health Collaborative. The award is presented each year to an individual or an organization whose efforts positively impact the health and well-being of the community.
Encouraging kids to eat more fruit and vegetables and to be physically active is the annual goal of the Coaches Health Challenge.
El Distrito de Salud del Sur de Nevada hace un llamado a los fumadores en Nevada a dejar de fumar o usar productos de tabaco el jueves, 11 de mayo de 2017.
The Southern Nevada Health District has confirmed norovirus as the cause of an outbreak in one local school. School officials made the decision to self-close so that in-depth cleaning could be conducted.
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting its first human case of West Nile virus in Southern Nevada in 2017.
Hepatitis is a leading cause of liver cancer and affects millions of people in the United States, many of whom are not aware they are infected. May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and a reminder and opportunity to discuss hepatitis risk factors.
Memorial Day weekend serves as the unofficial kickoff to summer, and the Southern Nevada Health District is offering tips for residents and visitors to stay safe and healthy this summer while enjoying all their favorite activities.
The Southern Nevada Health District’s Vector Surveillance Program has identified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the 89032 ZIP code area of Clark County. The identification was made on May 31, 2017 and is the first time the mosquito has been detected in Southern Nevada.
The Southern Nevada Health District received confirmation that the first Aedes aegypti mosquitoes identified in Southern Nevada have tested negative for the Zika virus.
El Distrito de Salud del Sur de Nevada y la Oficina de Prevención de Enfermedades Crónicas le invita a unirse al “Reto de Verano Sin Soda”. El Reto comienza el 4 de junio y termina el 13 de agosto de 2017.
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Updated on: October 11, 2018