Where we live, work, learn, worship and play has an impact on our health. Important health and economic benefits can be shared by all when the community has safe neighborhoods with easy access to healthy food and beverage options, opportunities for physical activity, clean air environments and high-quality preventive health care.
We work with many programs, agencies, coalitions, organizations, and community partners to foster physical, social, and policy changes that make it easier for residents and visitors to engage in healthy lifestyles.
To mobilize communities, develop innovative, evidence-based programs and advocate for policies that support healthy lifestyles, healthy communities and the elimination of health disparities.
To lead through collaboration with internal and external partners to bring innovative, creative health promotion programming to the community.
The Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion works toward the achievement of several 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)
- Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke
- Reduce and eliminate chronic disease-related health disparities
- Increase physical activity levels
- Increase fruit and vegetable consumption
- Increase the percentage of people who are at a healthy weight
- Reduce soda and sugar sweetened beverage consumption
- Improve health outcomes and self-management efficacy for people who have chronic diseases
- Promote healthy behaviors and link residents to existing programs and resources