Health District to close early Friday, Dec. 23

The Southern Nevada Health District’s public health centers at 280 S. Decatur in Las Vegas, 830 Hafen Way in Mesquite, 55 Civic Way in Laughlin, and the Environmental Health Division programs at the City Las Vegas’ Development Services offices at 333 S. Rancho will close at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23.

2018-09-13T09:47:32+00:00

Holiday Food Safety Tips

The Southern Nevada Health District encourages everyone to spread good cheer and happiness this holiday season, not foodborne illnesses. Family feasts and gatherings with friends are a significant part of many traditions, and food safety is the most important ingredient everyone should be adding to their holiday meals.

2018-09-13T14:27:09+00:00

Health District celebrates 10th anniversary of Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act

Today the Southern Nevada Health District joins public health partners and advocates in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act. The Act was passed by a majority of Nevada voters on November 7, 2006 and took effect on December 8 of that same year. This initiative was a tremendous milestone for public health and a win for the residents and visitors of Nevada who were afforded increased protections from secondhand smoke in many public places and indoor places of employment.

2018-09-13T14:35:01+00:00

Flu activity increases in Clark County

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a 19 percent increase in flu activity in Clark County over the same period last year. To date, there have been 31 confirmed cases and one flu-related death in an adult over the age of 65.

2018-09-13T14:49:48+00:00

The Great American Smokeout, Nov. 17

The Great American Smokeout debuted in 1976 as an opportunity for smokers to give up the habit for just one day with hope the decision would lead to a permanent change. This year, the American Cancer Society has designated Thursday, Nov. 17 as the Great American Smokeout. The Southern Nevada Health District encourages smokers in the community to participate and to commit to a long-term plan to quit for good.

2018-10-01T13:21:08+00:00

November is American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States with approximately 9.3 percent of the population impacted. That translates to about 29.1 million Americans who have diabetes with 8.1 million of them undiagnosed, according to the American Diabetes Association (2015).

2018-09-13T15:14:41+00:00

Handwashing for a healthy flu season

As flu season approaches, the Southern Nevada Health District is reminding everyone that in addition to getting a flu shot, keeping your hands clean is an important step you can take to stay healthy and stop the spread of germs.

2018-09-13T15:20:47+00:00

2016 PRIDE Festival to go smoke-free

The Southern Nevada Health District’s LGBT tobacco prevention program CRUSH and the organizers of the 2016 PRIDE Festival are pleased to announce this year’s two-day festival will be smoke-free. In addition to traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes and vaping products will not be allowed at the festival.

2018-09-13T16:01:45+00:00

Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Sept. 22

A fear of falling is a real fear for many older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 734,000 people were admitted to the hospital after treatment in an emergency department in 2013, and 25,500 older adults died from unintentional falls. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older adults.

2018-09-14T12:53:17+00:00

September is ‘National Preparedness Month’ Health District encourages community to ‘make a kit, make a plan’

Disasters and emergencies are, by nature, unpredictable. That does not mean people cannot be prepared. September is National Preparedness Month and the Southern Nevada Health District encourages families, businesses, schools, and other community members to create preparedness plans and to learn about the types of emergencies that can occur in our community.

2018-09-14T13:04:53+00:00

Beat the rush! Health District offers back-to-school immunizations

Rushing around to prepare for back to school? Parents and guardians don’t need to wait until the last minute to check immunizations off the list. The Southern Nevada Health District is urging everyone to beat the back-to-school rush by bringing their pre-schoolers, kindergartners, and 7th graders for mandatory vaccinations to one of the Health District’s public health centers.

2018-09-18T09:03:36+00:00

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) introduced

What is the CHIP? It is more than an acronym. It is the first, multi-agency Community Health Improvement Plan and serves as a template to address health disparities in Southern Nevada. It is a collaborative effort of government agencies, health care providers, non-profits, and academia; a document focused on three priority areas with measures for success.

2018-09-18T09:26:58+00:00

National Farmers Market Week, Aug. 7-13

National Farmers Market Week is August 7 – 13. In an effort to encourage all Southern Nevadans to visit local farmers markets and access seasonal fruit and vegetables as part of a healthy diet, the Health District and its partner Wholesome Wave are continuing a nutrition incentive program launched in March for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients.

2018-09-18T09:30:15+00:00

Health District and DETR announce opening of Aroma Café

The Southern Nevada Health District and the Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) announce the grand opening of the Aroma Café, operated by an individual who is visually impaired, inside the Health District’s main facility located at 280 S. Decatur Blvd, on August 4, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. The event will feature speakers from the Health District and DETR.

2018-09-18T10:06:35+00:00

Health District identifies West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes

The Southern Nevada Health District’s Vector Surveillance Program has identified the first West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes of the season. One West Nile virus submission pool totaling three mosquitos was identified in the 89032 ZIP code. Additionally, a horse in the 89021 ZIP code has tested positive for West Nile virus.

2018-09-18T10:12:51+00:00

Summer Safety Tips: Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated, Stay Informed

The days of triple digit temperatures are here and the Southern Nevada Health District reminds visitors and residents alike to stay safe and healthy this summer. An excessive heat watch is in effect later this week and daytime temperatures are expected to reach 110 degrees during the weekend. There are actions that everyone can take to stay safe during the summer.

2018-09-18T10:49:19+00:00

Health District seeks public input on Community Health Assessment

The Southern Nevada Health District is seeking public input on its Community Health Assessment. A Community Health Assessment identifies a community's health-related needs and strengths, as well as the resources available to address and improve health outcomes. The completion of the draft assessment was a collaborative effort that included a number of community organizations and individuals.

2018-09-18T10:57:43+00:00

Health District announces 2016 Public Health Heroes

The Southern Nevada Health District announced its 2016 Public Health Heroes, recognition given to individuals or organizations whose efforts positively affect the health and well-being of the community. This year’s Public Health Heroes, Dr. Narbeh Ghazarian and Sara McCrea, were honored at today’s Southern Nevada District Board of Health meeting.

2018-09-18T11:12:47+00:00

Community Baby Bash Immunizations & Health Fair, April 16 Health fair kicks off National Infant Immunization Week

Measles, mumps, pertussis, chickenpox . . .these childhood illnesses are not eradicated. National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), April 16-23, is an opportunity to remind parents to check their tots' vaccine status. The Southern Nevada Health District, Immunize Nevada, and the Junior League of Las Vegas have teamed up to present the Community Baby Bash Immunizations & Health Fair, from 9 a.m. – noon, on Saturday, April 16 at the Health District's main public health center, located at 280 S. Decatur at Meadows Lane. This free event will offer no cost childhood immunizations for Vaccines For Children-eligible babies and toddlers.

2018-09-18T11:23:39+00:00

The Laughlin Public Health Center is Moving

The Southern Nevada Health District's Laughlin Public Health Center is moving to a new location on Monday, April 4, 2016, at 55 Civic Way, Laughlin, NV, and will be conveniently co-located with services offered by Clark County. The office will be closed on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 through Friday, April 1, 2016 to accommodate the relocation.

2018-09-18T11:31:34+00:00

Recognizing World TB Day

March 24 is World TB Day, the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced he identified M. tuberculosis, the bacteria responsible for one of the world's most dreaded diseases. Today, tuberculosis affects approximately two billion people worldwide. This year's theme is Unite to END TB.

2018-09-18T14:11:25+00:00

Southern Nevada Health District hosts Nevada County Health Rankings briefing

The Southern Nevada Health District is hosting a briefing of the 2016 Nevada County Health Rankings today. The Rankings are released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) and measure the health of nearly all counties in the nation and rank them within states. The briefing will be held at the Health District's main facility at 280 S. Decatur Blvd., from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. in the Red Rock Conference Room.

2018-09-18T14:14:35+00:00

Kick Butts Day, March 16

It's time to kick some butt(s)... Wednesday, March 16 is national Kick Butts Day, a nationwide initiative, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to stop tobacco use by children and young adults.

2018-09-18T14:17:13+00:00

It’s back . . . the 10-in-10 Challenge kicks off Feb.22

Just as those New Year’s resolutions are starting to wane, the Southern Nevada Health District is launching its annual 10-in-10 Challenge, the online program that helps participants both cut and burn more calories. The free program kicks off Monday, Feb. 22 and participants can sign up on the Get Healthy Clark County website, Get Healthy Clark County 10-in-10 Challenge. The program is also available in Spanish on www.VivaSaludable.org.

2018-09-19T14:33:55+00:00

Health District commemorates American Heart Month

Love your heart . . . love your loved ones . . .heart disease remains the leading cause of death in Nevada and across the country. To commemorate American Heart Month, the Southern Nevada Health District is joining the national Million Hearts™ campaign to prevent more than one million heart attacks and strokes in the United States.

2018-10-01T13:31:10+00:00

Health District reminds Southern Nevadans about Care4life

The Southern Nevada Health District reminds people with diabetes that self-management is crucial to staying well and keeping the disease in check. To assist, the Health District offers a free, diabetes self-management program called Care4life, which can be accessed online or via mobile phones making it a convenient and easy option for diabetes self-management.

2018-09-19T15:14:34+00:00

Health District relocation update

The Southern Nevada Health District has moved to its new public health center, 280 S. Decatur Blvd. at Decatur and Meadows Lane. However, due to unforeseen delays some services will be impacted longer than previously expected.

2018-09-19T16:04:12+00:00

Wachs to host New Year–New Lungs event to encourage Southern Nevadans to quit smoking

People who quit smoking reap benefits just 20 minutes after they put out their last cigarette when their heart rate drops back to normal. It is one of the most common resolutions people make and from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, Dr. Daliah Wachs is hosting an event called New Year – New Lungs to encourage Southern Nevadans to give up the habit.

2018-09-19T16:07:00+00:00

Health District prepping for move to its new public health center

The Southern Nevada Health District is moving from its current location at 330 S. Valley View Blvd. to its new public health center, 280 S. Decatur Blvd. at Decatur and Meadows Lane. Services will be impacted Friday, Jan. 22 and Monday, Jan. 25. All services and clinics will be available at the new location starting Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 8 a.m.

2018-09-19T16:09:12+00:00