2019 News Releases
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. During American Heart Month, the Southern Nevada Health District encourages Southern Nevadans to work with their health care providers to learn about their heart disease risk factors and the ABCS of heart disease.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed each year on February 7 to increase testing and treatment among black communities. This year the Southern Nevada Health District will commemorate the day by offering free Express Testing for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia at its Sexual Health Clinic between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Health District urges measles vaccination as other states continue to report outbreaks of the disease
As the state of Washington declares an emergency in response to an outbreak of measles, the Southern Nevada Health District is urging everyone to ensure they and their children are appropriately immunized.
The Southern Nevada Health District’s Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are hosting a free 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk Saturday, Feb. 9 to promote the department’s updated physical activity guidelines for children and adults and to launch its new Move Your Way campaign and website.
Public Health Update: Solid Waste Management Authority Hearing Officer Administrative Hearing – January 10, 2019
The Solid Waste Hearing Officer, under authority granted in Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 444.629, conducts monthly hearings to settle cases involving illegal dumping and other solid watse matters.
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting the 2018-2019 season's first flu-related deaths. One of the reported deaths occurred in a child in the 0-4 age group. The two adult patients who died were in the 50-64 age group.
2018 News Releases
The Southern Nevada Health District reported 123 heat-related deaths among Clark County residents in 2017, an increase from 78 reported deaths in 2016. Heat-related deaths typically occur between May and September.
The Southern Nevada Health District is updating its Food Handler Safety Training Card program. Effective July 1, 2018, Food Handler Safety Training Card applicants will be required to complete testing at a Southern Nevada Health District location during business hours to obtain their cards.
More than a million people in the United States are living with HIV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of those, many are not aware they are infected. Testing is the only way to know for certain. The perfect date? National HIV Testing Day, Wednesday, June 27.
While leaded gasoline or paint with lead are no longer available in the United States, children are still exposed to sources of lead in their homes. As part of the U.S. Department of Urban Development's (HUD) annual National Healthy Homes Month, the Southern Nevada Health District has collaborated with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and other community partners to raise awareness and reduce lead poisoning in children.
The days are long and barbecues and pool parties are the norm! Summer weather has officially arrived in the Las Vegas Valley. This Memorial Day weekend, the Southern Nevada Health District is offering tips and information to help residents and visitors stay healthy and safe during the long, hot summer while enjoying their favorite activities.
Millions of Americans may have chronic viral hepatitis and not know they are infected. National Hepatitis Testing Day is an opportunity for the public to get tested. The Southern Nevada Health District is offering FREE hepatitis C testing on Friday, May 18 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at its Mobile Health Clinic which will be at its main location at 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107. For additional information, contact the Sexual Health Clinic at (702) 759-0708.
Each year the Southern Nevada Health District reports cases of mosquito-borne illnesses and the positive disease results from its county-wide mosquito surveillance activities. This year, the Health District is kicking off its surveillance season with "Mosquito Monday," an event on Monday, May 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. to raise awareness of mosquito activity and to encourage the public to "Fight the Bite!"
John “Rob” Phoenix, APRN, founder of the Huntridge Family Clinic, is well-known for the exceptional service he provides to the LGBTQ community. Today, the Southern Nevada Health District recognized Phoenix for this service, and his partnership with its Office of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance.
Due to increased flu activity this season, the Southern Nevada Health District’s Office of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance is working with the Health District’s Vital Records program and the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health to review and update previously reported cases of flu. Based on this review, the number of reported deaths for Clark County this season has been updated to 48.
The Southern Nevada Health District will open its first Dental Health Clinic for children and adults on April 23, 2018. Services will be provided by appointment only and available Mondays at the Health District’s Main Public Health Center and Wednesdays at its East Las Vegas Public Health Center.
As rates of sexually transmitted diseases continue to remain high across the United States and in Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District is partnering with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation during STD Awareness Month to offer testing for HIV and STDs through its mobile testing unit at locations throughout the valley. This year’s theme is “Treat Me Right,” a call for health care providers and patients to work together to foster more trusting relationships and more open communication to promote increased access to care, testing, diagnoses, and treatment.
“Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free United States. We can make history. End TB” is this year’s theme for World TB Day, commemorated every March 24. It is the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced he identified M. tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for the disease.
In an effort to encourage colleges and universities to adopt smoke-free policies, the tobacco prevention youth group, BreakDown, will launch its month long initiative called “The Next Step” on Wednesday, March 21, to commemorate the annual Kick Butts Day observance. The Next Step is an effort to mobilize students at 10 local high schools to support smoke-free college and university campuses nationwide.
The 2018 County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI), ranks Clark County as the 10th healthiest county in Nevada, down from 6th in last year’s ranking. The full report is available at www.countyhealthrankings.org. The Southern Nevada Health District presented findings for Clark County at a community event today along with representatives from the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health and State Senator Pat Spearman.
A briefing of the 2018 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).
La Encuesta Nacional de Examen de Salud y Nutrición (NHANES, por sus siglas en inglés), el estudio más extenso del estado de salud y nutrición de la población de Estados Unidos se pone en marcha en el Condado de Clark a partir del 22 de febrero de 2018.
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the most comprehensive survey of the health and nutritional status of the U.S. population is coming to Clark County beginning on February 22, 2018. Why Clark County?
There are more than 470,000 African Americans living with HIV. In 2014, among new HIV diagnoses in African Americans, only 72 percent of them were linked with medical care within one month. Wednesday, Feb. 7 marks the annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to encourage African Americans to learn their HIV status.
Love your heart and it will love you back! February is American Heart Month, and the Southern Nevada Health District is offering free blood pressure screenings from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its main location, 280 S. Decatur Blvd. on Friday, February 2 and at its East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 570 N. Nellis Blvd on Friday, February 16.
Updated on: April 15, 2019