/Southern Nevada Health District to Host Press Conference to Announce National Prevention Wellness Grant Awards

Southern Nevada Health District to host press conference

to announce national prevention/wellness grant awards

March 17, 2010

March 17, 2010

What:The Southern Nevada Health District will be holding a news conference in support of national, state and local efforts to prevent obesity and tobacco use while improving nutrition and increasing physical activity among people of Southern Nevada.

The local event will be held simultaneous to a national public health event featuring First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The national event in Washington, DC will be available live via satellite for broadcast media on Friday, March 19 at 1pm (EDT):

G-19 16K Digital Only Slot A
Orbital Location: 97’ West
D/L 11988.5 Mhz Horizontal
FEC: 3/4
Symbol Rate: 6.111319 @ 204 packet = 8.448 Data Rate
4 X 3 Aspect Ratio

If broadcast media experience any technical issues during the event, please contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at 202.690.6076 for assistance.

Also, the national event will be webcast on www.hhs.gov/recovery.

You are invited to send a reporter/camera operator/photographer to the health district to cover the local announcement.

When:10 a.m.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Where:Southern Nevada Health District
Clemens Room
625 Shadow Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89106
(directly across the street from Valley Hospital)

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.