/Health District to Present 6Th Annual Public Health Hero Awards

Health District to Present 6Th Annual Public Health Hero Awards

March 22, 2006


Public Health Hero awards are presented each year as a prelude to National Public Health Week (April 3 – 9, 2006) to honor individuals and organizations whose contributions help to promote public health in our community.

When Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 8:00 a.m.
Where Southern Nevada Health District Board of Health Meeting
Ravenholt Public Health Center, Clemens Room
625 Shadow Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89106

Nevadans for Antibiotic Awareness (NAA)
Nevadans for Antibiotic Awareness is a statewide task force of over 50 state and local public and private agencies committed to reducing the spread of antibiotic resistance. Since 2000, the non-profit organization has educated the medical community and general public about decreasing inappropriate antibiotic use and improving infection control practices.

The Community Agency Response Team (CMART)
The Community Multi-Agency Response Team is a unique partnership of local and state governmental agencies that work together to identify dilapidated properties within unincorporated Clark County and bring them into compliance with health and safety regulations.

Joe and Lonnie Noble
After losing a young child to drowning, Joe and Lonnie Noble graciously shared their personal tragedy in an effort to reduce the incidence of drowning in the community. The Nobles donated their time to several media campaigns designed to educate parents and protect young children.


For more information, contact the health district Public Information Office at (702) 759-1390.

Visit the Media Contacts webpage for media related inquiries.


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.