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HEALTH CARE PROVIDER: Southern Nevada Health District

Posted at 3:14 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 18:15:11-05

KTNV will air a 30-minute coronavirus information special at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, instead of holding the LiveWell Health Fair that was planned for Saturday, March 21. We believe this is in the best interest of our community and is part of KTNV’s commitment to keeping the Las Vegas valley informed on the latest news and information related to the coronavirus.
The Southern Nevada Health District is participating in the Live Well Health Fair on March 21 at Boulevard Mall.

WHO WE ARE
The mission of the health district is, “To assess, protect, and promote the health, the environment, and the well-being of Southern Nevada communities, residents, and visitors.”
We work with many diverse programs, agencies, organizations and community coalitions to foster physical, social and policy changes that make it easier for residents and visitors to engage in healthy lifestyles.

WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE
Southern Nevada Health District staff will be providing a Rethink Your Drink interactive sugary beverage display to educate families about the high calories and zero nutrients that sugary beverages provide and the importance of drinking water that has zero calories and nutrients for better health. Free flavored water recipe card sets will be available in English and Spanish, Rethink Your Drink magnets, diabetes class flyers and resources, recipe booklets, stickers, and more!

Mission
To mobilize communities, develop innovative, evidence-based programs and advocate for policies that support healthy lifestyles, healthy communities and the elimination of health disparities.

Vision
To lead through collaboration with internal and external partners to bring innovative, creative health promotion programming to the community.

Goals
The Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion works toward the achievement of several identified health goals. These goals have been selected using health and needs assessment data for our community to ensure that they align with the health needs of Clark County residents.

•Prevent initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults
•Promote quitting (tobacco products) among Clark County residents
•Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke
•Reduce and eliminate chronic disease-related health disparities
•Increase physical activity levels among Clark County residents
•Increase fruit and vegetable consumption among Clark County residents
•Increase the percentage of Clark County residents who are at a healthy weight
•Reduce soda and sugar sweetened beverage consumption among Clark County residents
•Improve health outcomes and self-management efficacy for people who have chronic disease
•Provide messages that promote healthy behaviors and link residents to existing programs and resources

LINKS AND SOCIAL HANDLES

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GetHealthyClarkCounty/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GetHealthyCC