For Immediate Release
Contact: Scott Oxarart
775.328.2414 or 775.276.1021
RENO, NV, March 18, 2019 - Northern Nevada public health advocates will examine and discuss the findings of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings, Tuesday, March 19, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, at the University of Nevada, Reno Office of Statewide Initiatives, at 604 W. Moana Ln., Reno. The event is open to the public, and registration is free, however pre-registration is required. Interested persons can register at: http://cmetracker.net/UNEV/Login.
County Health Rankings are released annually by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, with meetings like Nevada’s being scheduled simultaneously nationwide. Nevada’s rankings are being announced at the events in Reno and Las Vegas.
MEDIA NOTE: To coordinate interviews with speakers at the event contact Kelli Goatley-Seals at (775) 328-6160 or (775) 762-9398
The Reno/Northern Nevada agenda includes:
- Introductions and Welcome
John Packham, Associate Dean, Office of Statewide Initiatives, UNR School of Medicine
Kevin Dick, District Health Officer, Washoe County Health District
- Summary of 2019 Nevada County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
John Packham, PhD, Associate Dean, Office of Statewide Initiatives, UNR School of Medicine
- Update on Community Health Improvement Efforts in Northern Nevada
Nicki Aaker, MSN, MPH, RN, Director, Carson City Health and Human Services
Catrina Peters, MS, RD, Director of Programs and Projects, Washoe County Health District
- 2019 Nevada Public Health Workforce Development Survey
Kelly Morning, MPH, Evaluation and Research Coordinator, Nevada Public Health Training Center, UNR School of Community Health Sciences
- Next Steps and Hosted Networking Lunch – Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Handouts & Presentations: https://med.unr.edu/cme/nvhealthrank
County Rankings Website: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/
The event is sponsored and supported by the Washoe County Health District, Southern Nevada Health District, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Nevada Public Health Institute, Nevada Public Health Association, Nevada Public Health Foundation, Carson City Health and Human Services, University of Nevada School of Medicine, University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences, Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities, and Nevada Public Health Training Center.
Public health professionals, healthcare providers and leaders, educators, and representatives from business and industry, government, and the non-profit community representing all sectors of the public health system are invited and expected to attend. Last year over 200 people participated in the popular event statewide.
For more information on this program, please contact John Packham at (775) 784-1235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For media inquiries and interviews contact Kelli Goatley-Seals at (775) 328-6160 or (775) 762-9398 or at email@example.com.
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