Objectives tagged with "Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)"

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 3

Support access to healthcare, healthy food, parks and community services.

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Objective 3.1

Developing new partnerships to enhance access to healthcare and community services.

Sub-Objectives
3.1.3

Work with the healthcare industry to promote community wellness, and become partners with municipalities to build "healthy communities" like those championed by the Centers for Disease Control.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.1.4

Partner with organizations that are promoting wellness programs and working to reduce obesity and childhood obesity.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    COH received Invest Health Grant to provide resources, such as healthy food options, to at-risk residents; Partners for a Healthy Nevada (PHN) is Southern Nevada’s official obesity prevention coalition; niversity of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE), Green Our Planet, Create A Change Now, and the American Heart Association have school garden/wellness programs or work closely with school wellness coordinators; Southern Nevada Health District is developing tools/resources for school wellness coordinators to support implementation of the CCSD student wellness regulation; Clark County's obesity rates are lower than national average
3.1.5

Develop and implement a public health and safety education campaign.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 3.2

Research emerging issues and develop partnerships to improve access to affordable and healthy food options.

Sub-Objectives
3.2.1

To advance the priorities of Food Security in Nevada, Nevada's Plan for Action, support in-depth research on existing or emerging geographic concentrations of food insecure populations within Clark County.

Lead Organization: Three Square Food Bank
Supporting Organizations: College of Southern Nevada (CSN) ; Education and Research Partners ; Nevada State College (NSC) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Three Square publishes annual food insecurity map; Food deserts in Henderson identified in its Local Foods, Local Places planning; City of Henderson's Invest Health grant also addressed food insecurity in Pittman neighborhood
3.2.2

Support and coordinate with organizations working to increase access to healthy food options, including Southern Nevada Health District, including Southern Nevada Health District, Southern Nevada Food Council and the School of Community Health Sciences at UNLV, to identify underserved areas that could support healthy food outlets, urban agriculture, community gardens and farmer's markets.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: College of Southern Nevada (CSN) ; Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Education and Research Partners ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Nevada State College (NSC) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; State Agencies ; Three Square Food Bank ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.2.3

Promote healthy food options and ensure Supplemental Nutritional Program (SNAP) benefits are available in areas with concentrations of fast food outlets that also have high food insecurity rates.

Lead Organization: Three Square Food Bank
Supporting Organizations: College of Southern Nevada (CSN) ; Education and Research Partners ; Nevada State College (NSC) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    No farmers markets in the state of Nevada accepted SNAP until November 2011— Currently, 6 of the 11 farmers markets accept SNAP and 3 more will later this year; Veggie Buck Truck (Vegas Roots' "pop up" produce truck) sells fresh produce in areas with senior centers and around welfare offices; University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) facilitates EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) and SNAP-Ed programs to provide nutrition education in low-income neighborhoods; Other SNAP-Ed implementing agencies include HELP of Southern Nevada and Three Square Food Bank; Together We Can awarded $500k USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant to provide a nutrition incentive match for SNAP benefits redeemed at farmers markets and corner stores, which will help promote/increase healthy food access

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 4

Improve neighborhood safety and protect residents from the harmful effects of pollution and hazardous materials.

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Objective 4.3

Protect community members from the harmful effects of pollution and hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and environmental contamination.

Sub-Objectives

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 5

Promote resource-efficient land use and development practices.

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Objective 5.7

Develop guidelines for the preservation of view corridors, and protection and restoration of natural resources.

Sub-Objectives
5.7.2

Maintain the publicly available database to showcase the Region's network of park, trails and open space amenities.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Southern Nevada Health District hosts a parks/trail finder tool under the Neon to Nature banner (interactive online map and app); Clark County shares map of parks, trails, open spaces in county; Cities of Henderson, Las Vegas, and North Las Vegas also publish maps of their parks and trails