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2017 News Archive

2017 News Archive

1Feb 2017

Health District commemorates American Heart Month

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.

14Mar 2017

Touro University Nevada, Health District team up for new clinic

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.

15Mar 2017

Community Health Improvement Plan Progress Report

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.

16Mar 2017

March is National Nutrition Month

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.

23Mar 2017

March 24 is World TB Day

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.

27Mar 2017

Health District and DETR complete Nutrition Standards Policy

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.

31Mar 2017

Southern Nevada Health District revokes permits

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.

4Apr 2017

April is STD Awareness Month

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.

12Apr 2017

Health District, Trac-B Exchange, launch Southern Nevada’s first needle exchange

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.

25Apr 2017

Community Baby Bash Immunizations & Health Fair, April 28

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.

27Apr 2017

Health District names Culley 2017 Public Health Hero

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.

10May 2017


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.

23May 2017

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

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.

26May 2017

Stay Safe This Summer

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.

5Jun 2017


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.

6Jun 2017

Southern Nevada Health District, City of North Las Vegas, RTC collaborate to make community safer and healthier

Last month, the City of North Las Vegas became the first municipality in Clark County to adopt a comprehensive Complete Streets Policy that includes the 10 elements recommended by the National Complete Streets Coalition, and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) adopted its Regional Bike and Pedestrian Plan. These accomplishments are part of an ongoing partnership with the Southern Nevada Health District to make Southern Nevada streets and roads more walkable, bike friendly and interconnected, and safer.

12Jul 2017

Beat the rush!

The first day of school for Clark County School District students is Monday, Aug. 14. For parents rushing around to prepare for back-to-school, immunizations are available at the Southern Nevada Health District.

24Jul 2017

Southern Nevada Health District honored for excellence in public health

The Southern Nevada Health District was honored with the Model Practice Award at the 2017 Annual Conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The award celebrates local health departments for developing programs that demonstrate exemplary and replicable best practices in response to a critical local public health need.

1Aug 2017

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

The need for vaccinations does not end in childhood. Vaccines are recommended from infancy to adulthood based on age, lifestyle, occupations, travel destinations, medical conditions, and vaccines received in the past. National Immunization Awareness Month was created to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all age groups.

5Sep 2017

Health District launches a new Get Healthy Clark County website

With the click of a keyboard or the swipe of a mobile screen, Southern Nevadans now have access to more healthy tips and programs right at their fingertips. The Southern Nevada Health District is pleased to announce it has launched a newly redesigned www.GetHealthyClarkCounty.org website with new and updated information.

13Sep 2017

Falls Prevention Awareness Week, Sept. 22-29

A fear of falling is a very real fear for many older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2.8 million older adults each year are treated in emergency departments due to injuries sustained in a fall. That means one in four adults will experience a fall and of those, fewer than half will discuss it with a health care provider.

18Sep 2017

 Health District hosts inaugural Environmental Health Expo

How is a restaurant inspection completed? What is mosquito surveillance? What is the Southern Nevada Health District’s role in water quality issues? What’s the deal with septic systems? Southern Nevadans are invited to learn more at the inaugural Environmental Health Expo, 11 a.m.– 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 280 S. Decatur Blvd.

2Nov 2017

November is American Diabetes Month

In the United States, more than 30 million people are living with diabetes and each year 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed, according to the American Diabetes Association. In November, American Diabetes Month is a time to remember the disease remains the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

13Nov 2017

The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 16

The Great American Smokeout, which debuted in 1976, is an opportunity for smokers to kick the habit for at least one day with the hope that it could lead to a permanent change. The American Cancer Society has designated Thursday, Nov. 16 as this year’s Great American Smokeout.


Updated on:  July 27, 2020