Health District Name Changed to Reflect Regional Mission of the Agency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

20 March, 2006

LAS VEGAS – March 20, 2006 – The Clark County District Board of Health voted to officially change the name of the board to the Southern Nevada District Board of Health and the name of the agency to the Southern Nevada Health District.

The new names are a better reflection of the regional mission of the board and the health district.

A new logo has been adopted by the health district. Changes to health district documents, property and public information materials will be phased in to ensure costs associated with the change are minimal.

“Our new name more accurately describes the scope of our jurisdiction as well as the mission, vision and overarching public health goals of our organization,” said Dr. Donald Kwalick, chief health officer.

The mission of the health district is “to protect and promote the health, the environment and the well-being of Southern Nevada residents and visitors.” The Southern Nevada District Board of Health is the 13-member governing body of the Southern Nevada Health District and has jurisdiction over all public health matters in the incorporated an unincorporated areas of Clark County, Nevada. Current board membership consists of eight elected representatives from the Clark County Board of Commissioners and the city councils of Las Vegas, Boulder City, Henderson, Mesquite and North Las Vegas, and five at-large members, selected by the elected members, with experience in various public health disciplines.

For more information regarding the name change and board membership, contact the health district Public Information Office at (702) 759-1390.

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