/Health District to Present 5Th Annual Public Health Hero Awards

Health District to Present 5Th Annual Public Health Hero Awards

March 21, 2005


Public Health Hero awards are presented each year as a prelude to National Public Health Week (April 4 – 10, 2005) to honor individuals whose contributions help to promote public health in our community.

WhenThursday, March 24, 2005 at 8:00 a.m.

Southern Nevada Health District Board of Health Meeting
Ravenholt Public Health Center, Clemens Room
625 Shadow Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89106


Mr. John Monzo, “The Center”
Mr. Monzo has volunteered on a full-time basis in support of HIV and AIDS related outreach in Las Vegas, following a distinguished public health career in Chicago. His tireless devotion to public health has connected people with information, counseling, assistance and treatment for more than a decade.

Mr. Jim Shadrick, City of Las Vegas Neighborhood Services Department
Mr. Shadrick has been instrumental in overcoming obstacles in code enforcement issues that impact public health. Through accomplishments such as developing the Community Multi-Agency Response Team (C-MART), Mr. Shadrick has enabled the health district to mitigate code-related public health concerns falling under the direct jurisdiction of other government agencies.

Mr. Brad Burns, Centex Homes
Mr. Burns donated personal funding to build a 1,200 square foot health academy building at Martinez Elementary School, attended by a number of students from disadvantaged families. Mr. Burns has also donated to the school’s Clinic on Wheels and Miles for Smiles programs, and has pledged to build a second health academy at a soon-to-be-announced local campus.


Eds.: Please note, public health week will conclude with a community fitness walk Friday, April 8, 2005, inside the Boulevard Mall. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. The walk begins at 7:30 a.m.

For more information, contact the health district Public Information Office at (702) 383-5015.

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The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.